FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 snapshot DVD does not boot

George Neville-Neil gnn at
Wed May 13 22:01:27 UTC 2009

On May 10, 2009, at 15:45 , Saifi Khan wrote:

> Hi all:
> The FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 snapshot DVD does not boot up.
> I'm on a normal Celeron 1.6GHz Presario C300TU laptop
> with 160GB HDD and 2GB DDR2 RAM.
> The system just whirrs up the DVD drive, the LEDs blink for a few
> moments and then the installed FreeBSD 7.1 screen is presented.
> I tested the DVD drive by putting in the old FreeBSD 7.1 DVD and
> it works fine.
> As an additional investigation i wrote another DVD with -J -R
> flags (unnecessary though in my opinion) and even this DVD does
> not get booted up.
> The first thing i did was do a md5sum on the downloaded .ISO
> image and that is fine.
> Has anybody tried FreeBSD 8.0 i386 200905 DVD and could get it
> to boot ? Is there something that i'm missing here ?
> Any pointers are appreciated.


I believe I had a similar problem, though I don't know how
the DVD image was burned as it was handed to me by a friend.
I was trying to install the amd64 8.0 image for 200905
and during boot my laptop, a Thinkpad X60 (T7200 Core Duo)
would simply freeze up.  I was able to install by burning
a CDROM image of the first iso.  The CDROM installed fine
and that system is now up and running.


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