FreeBSD 7 load hangs on boot

michael michael.copeland at
Wed Dec 17 15:06:26 UTC 2008

Polytropon wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 06:24:17 -0800 (PST), ThinkDifferently <Jeremy at> wrote:
>> Anyway, what is this atapicam option.  How is it implemented, from the
>> loader prompt, editing the iso, or what?  BTW, how would one edit the iso?
> The atapicam facility can either be loaded as a module via
> kld_load (or put into /boot/loader.conf as atapicam_load="YES")
> or compiled into a custom kernel.
> The effect is that, when atapicam is loaded, ATA(PI) devices
> can be accessed as if they were SCSI devices. Your install
> devlice would then be /dev/cd0 (instead of /dev/acd0), using
> "SCSI commands" to access the ATAPI drive (this is what atapicam
> "translates").
> Editing the ISO, as far as I know, involves the /usr/src tree
> on a working FreeBSD machine, then editing the source files,
> and finally "make release". But I'm not sure on this, I've
> never tried it.
> Maybe someone with more experience on this tpoic could be
> more specific and explain?
also, if you're using a windows machine or whatever to burn you iso, 
download something called ultraiso or similar to edit your iso file. 
makes it easy as cake. not nearly as fattening.

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