6.0 boot CD does not boot?

Joseph Koshy joseph.koshy at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 05:44:44 GMT 2005

de> "You could boot and install as i386 and cross-build your way
de> into amd64 land. It's pretty straightforward."

de> Not exactly sure where to start.



But I'd only recommend doing this if you are familiar
with natively building FreeBSD from source.  It might be
too much of an adventure for someone who is new to the
build system.

It may be worthwhile digging deeper into the CD boot
failure problem.  This only seems to affect the amd64
release CD:

 1) Does your ISO image have the correct MD5 and SHA256
    checksums?  Checksums are here:


 2) What's your hardware like (the dmesg from an i386
    boot would be useful).  Is this one of the known good


 3) What are the symptoms when trying to boot from the
    AMD64 CD?  Do you get to the point where the amd64 kernel
    is launched?

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