Installing FreeBSD from USB CDROM drive

Malcolm Kay malcolm.kay at
Thu Feb 28 05:21:22 UTC 2008

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:34 pm, Nerius Landys wrote:
> I am having problems installing both 6.3 and 7.0 using a CDROM drive that
> plugs into a USB port.  The boot process starts, then I get scrambled text
> over the whole screen scrolling like crazy.  I can't read any of it.

Are you sure the CD images are OK? Where did they come from.
Did you download iso images and write them yourself? If so how?

> I have no such problems booting or installing from other CDs on this same
> computer.  Ubuntu 6.06 installs just fine, and System Rescue CD 0.4.2 boots
> up just fine.  Any ideas?

Strange things happen but this would make me suspect the validity of the CD images.


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