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

Roland Smith rsmith at
Sat Jan 2 12:51:29 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 06:00:07PM +0800, Paul Shi wrote:
> 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:\>

Remove the floppy disk from the drive, so it cannot boot from it, and try
again. Are you sure you _saved_ the BIOS settings after changing the boot

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