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

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Wed Apr 11 14:45:19 UTC 2007

At 08:07 AM 4/11/2007, Isaac Grover wrote:
>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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What interface is the CD drive on?  what interface is the hard drive 
using?  Which version of FreeBSD are you installing i386 or amd64?


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