4.9 install CD won't boot on Toshiba Tecra 8000

Chris Pressey cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Tue Dec 2 14:51:46 PST 2003

On Tue, 2 Dec 2003 07:21:56 -0800 (PST)
Anon Nimus <anonmanshun at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I've burned a 4.9 ISO onto a CD-R and it won't boot on
> my Tecra 8000!  This CD will boot on another PC but
> just not on this one.  Also, the Toshiba CAN and DOES
> boot other CDs.  For example, I was able to boot from
> CD and install
> Mandrake 9.2 on the Tecra.   So I'm not sure why this
> particular CD won't boot on the Tecra.  Any ideas? 

This is a guess, but it's possible that your Tecra doesn't support
"Emulated El Torito" CD booting, which is what 4.x uses.

You might want to browse through this thread for more info:


> I don't have a floppy drive so I'm not sure how else
> to install FreeBSD. Can I install FreeBSD from Linux
> (Mandrake 9.2)?  Are there any other
> options I should consider?

If it's not a production server, you could try 5.1 (or 5.2 BETA,) whose
ISO images apparently use "Non-Emulated El Torito" booting.


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