"No CD/DVD devices found" after booting from FreeBSD 6.2 CD 1

Isaac Grover isaac.grover at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 13:36:20 UTC 2007

Good morning,

I am attempting to install FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE on a Dell Dimension
C521n (no Windows pre-installed) with a Sony model DDU1615S CD/DVD
drive as the chosen boot media.  Booting from the CD shows that the CD
drive shows up as cd, and after doing the fdisk/disklabel stuff,
trying to choose the CD drive as the chosen boot media gives me an
error window with the message "No CD/DVD devices found".  I would
include a dmesg output if I knew how to get to it during an install.
Why can't FreeBSD see the CD drive after sysinstall starts when it can
clearly see it before sysinstall starts?

Thanks in advance,
Isaac Grover, Owner
Quality Computer Services of River Falls, Wisconsin
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