About Sony i.Link

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Mon Aug 25 10:14:56 PDT 2003

DenniZ wrote:
> How can i install FreeBsd 5.1 from CDROM - Sony i.LINK CD-RW DVD-ROM 
> Drive IEEE 1394 SBP2?

Does your Sony's BIOS support booting via a firewire CDROM?

If not, look into using floppy disks to boot from, or you can perform the 
install over a network (if your NIC can do PXE).  As a last resort, you could 
even take the hard drive out of the Sony (a laptop?, I'd gather) and do the 
FreeBSD install on different hardware which can boot from the CD.


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