Does FreeBSD have problems with SCSI CD-drives ??
derek at computinginnovations.com
Tue Feb 28 12:18:48 PST 2006
I believe it is more incompatibilities with older BIOS and SCSI BIOS,
etc. I have an older MB that won't boot the SCSI CD. This is really
problematic as the system will boot the floppies, but cannot after booting,
find the boot device. I have to mount the cd and update from the mounted
cd. Once I have the system loaded on the hard drive it is fine.
I know this is of no help, just letting you know you are not alone.
At 02:01 PM 2/28/2006, Rene Brehmer wrote:
>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
>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...
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