FreeBSD 5.1 for Alpha

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Tue Nov 11 08:43:44 PST 2003

"kgrotland" <kgrotland at> writes:

> You will have to excuse me but im sorta new at this whole thing so i hope im
> asking the correct question. A friend of mine downloaded a copy of the
> FreeBSD 5.1 for Alpha ISO and burned it to CD for me. Now when i try to
> install it on an Alpha
> Workstation 200 it gets to a certain point in the boot process and then
> reboots itself. Could it be that the CD is faulty
> or could it just be that im doing something incorrectly. At this point i am
> no longer able to boot from the CDRom. Says
> failed to open. This occurs no matter which OS CD i try to boot. Any help
> would be appreciated.

You probably need to check with the experts on the freebsd-alpha
mailing list, but it doesn't sound to me as though your current
problems can be software-related...

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