disk oddities on amd64...

fbsdmail at dnswatch.com fbsdmail at dnswatch.com
Sun Jun 6 00:12:37 UTC 2010

Greetings Harry, and thank you for your reply.
On Sat, June 5, 2010 11:46 am, Harry Matthiesen Jensen wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 04:09:13PM -0700, fbsdmail at dnswatch.com wrote:
>> The install process:
>> Boot to install DVD (no problem)
>> Choose "standard" install (no problen)
>> Proceed to FDISK && DISKLEBEL (no problem)
>> Choose "install media" (OOPS! the DVD disappeared!)
> I saw something similar in another thread, which I also experienced,
> when using a memstick "FIXIT"... maybe that hint also will help you:
> When you discover the DVD disappear in sysinstall, try the menu item
> "Options", and select the "Re-scan devices", and then go back to
> whatever you is trying to do ;-)
> (for the memstick issue, it is a known issue, but give it a try for the
> DVD as well)
That sounds like a good possibility. I'll try that next time I perform
an install from the amd64 version of 8. I just thought it was strange
that the i386 version didn't have this problem on the same hardware, and
was wondering what might cause it.

Thanks again for taking the time to respond.


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