Installation : CD drive not detected

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Nov 22 07:34:21 PST 2003

<sundeep.puliccott at> writes:

>     I am trying to install the FreeBSD 4.8 Release on a i386 m/c.
> I have burnt the iso images onto a CD.
> My problem
> The m/c boots uncompressing the kernel and takes me thru the
> menu. While choosing the installation Media I get the message
> "No CD/DVD devices found"
> while searching on the web I found one mail which mentioned problems
> with FreeBSD and ATA, ATAPI.
> The workaround provided was where in has to
> set hw.ata.ata_dma="1"
> set hw.ata.atapi_dma="1"
> but  still I could not choose the CD as the installation media?
> Need help in getting around this problem

4.9 will probably work better for you.

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