5.3-BETA7 ISO wont load after install (stuck after bootloader)

Scott Long scottl at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 11 15:55:11 PDT 2004

Mike Jakubik wrote:
> Kris Kennaway said:
>>On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 02:10:59PM -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>>>I just installed 5.7-BETA7 using 5.3-BETA7-i386-disc1.iso on my dual
>>>machine (Currently running WinXP). The installation went fine (i did it
>>>twice to make sure i didnt screw up), everything was detected fine.
>>>the installation was complete, i reboot and i get the FreeBSD boot
>>>i hit F2 (the partition where fbsd is) and it just prints a carridge
>>>return and it sits at "-", it does not spin and proceed as usual. This
>>Check the MD5 on the iso image.  Corrupt images will often cause this
>>kind of problem.
> The checksum is OK. I have burned another CD at a slower speed and using
> different software, the problem persists.

I wonder if there is data corruption coming from the pst driver.  Can 
you try booting 'safe mode' when you install?  Also, how much RAM do you


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