Boot from FD and DR-DOS prompt comes up while installing FreeBSD?

Jerry gesbbb at
Sat Jan 2 12:44:09 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2 Jan 2010 18:00:07 +0800
Paul Shi <shihang at> replied:

>Dear Everyone,
>I am working my way t setup a FTP server on FreeBSD however I got
>stuck at the very first stage - installation of FreeBSD 8.0.
>I downloaded FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso from and
>burned it with NERO to a DVD-RW disc. After that, I insert the DVD
>disc and boot from CDROM as I have chose the CDROM to be first one in
>boot order. However, system starts booting from FD, invokes some
>Caldera DR-DOS and goes to command prompt [DR-DOS] A:\>
>I am totally confused and cannot find any answer in FreeBSD handbook.
>I will greatly appreciate your help if anyone of you has experience
>with this weird problem. Thank you very much and Happy New Year

Reboot and get into the BISO setup utility. Insure that the drives are
set to boot in the correct order. In your case, the drive you are
inserting the CD into to bootup.

If you are only going to be using FreeBSD on the system, you could just
wipe the drive clean and then install FreeBSD also. A free utility,
"FreeDOS" <> is rather simple to use.

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