Does FreeBSD have problems with SCSI CD-drives ??

Rene Brehmer listbunny at
Tue Feb 28 12:01:49 PST 2006

I've got SCSI Plextor CD-drives in my computer (AMD Athlon XP-based), 
and ATA harddrives. When I try to install FreeBSD 6.0 booting from the 
CDs, it stops with "Error, unable to load kernel". I tried first with 
6.0, then with 5.4. Interestingly the 5.4 installer says "Unable to load 
matching kernel".

I then made the install floppies, and used those to boot from, and then 
it installed without a problem. Although the disk slicer did make a few 
errors in the partition table, which I had to fix to get Windows to work 
properly (did a dual-boot install).

Just wondering: Does FreeBSD have an issue with SCSI CD-ROM drives, or 
is it just the install bootup??? Need some documentation before I can 
actually use it for anything, but atleast now I've figured out how to 
get it on my harddrive...


Rene Brehmer
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