Boot failure mounting FreeBSD-8.0beta4 DVD

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Sep 17 20:52:29 UTC 2009

On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 05:13:26PM -0300, LuizBCampos wrote:
>     After I had downloaded 8.0beta4 amd64 and recorded it on DVD on my
> Linux, I dont get booting this OS from DVD. I've followed all the info
> from man growisofs but it's unable to boot

Can you be somewhat more specific? What is the error that you get?
Is your system set up to boot from DVD?

>    # growisofs  -dvd-compat  -Z  /dev/dvd=8.0-BETA4............... what's wrong?

Does the checksum of the DVD image match the one that you can find on the FTP

If you run 'file' on the image, does it say that it is a bootable ISO 9660
filesystem? Ditto for the burned DVD?

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