Problems installing FreeBSD

Alex Zbyslaw xfb52 at
Thu Mar 8 11:16:30 UTC 2007

s.moyzis wrote:

>Hi,  I'm trying to install FreeBSD from
>I downloaded all the files to a folder on my 2nd HD (Primary is C: 80 Gb Windows XP SP2, 2nd external 250 Gb HD has 2 partitons, G: which contains the entire C:drive for backup, and a partition H: for FreeBSD.  Anyway, The Boot CD doesn't boot (yes, I changed the BIOS sequence), and the Disk1 and Disk2 won't fit on a CD.  I'm new at this, but I do know Windows and DOS inside and out.  Question is, what do I do next?
>everytime I try to 'open' the file(s) Roxio CD Creator opens up.  Help!   Thanks,
It sounds very much like you just haven't written stuff correctly to CD.

1) You only *need* disk 1 and it boots.  Disk 2 contains pre-built 
packages which you might want.  I expect the handbook covers this.  
section on FreeBSD 5.X and above).

2) You need to write disk1 using Roxio or Nero or whatever *as an ISO*, 
*not* copy it as a file to the CD.  The option might say something like 
image file instead of ISO.  Same for disk2, to a different CD of 
course.   Roxio opens up when you click on the ISO because an ISO is a 
special file format that is basically a "dump" of a CD.  Nothing other 
than a CD writing program is likely to make much use of it.

Forget the boot CD you don't need it.  It is, I believe, used for 
network-only installs and using CD1 is easier for a beginner.


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