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

Fbsd1 fbsd1 at
Sun Jan 3 01:15:38 UTC 2010

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:\>
> 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!
> Your sincerely,
> Paul Shi
> Electronic and Communication Engineering Senior
> Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
> University of Hong Kong
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You did not burn the iso file to cd correctly. Here is link to old post 
  containing details instructions for using nero to burn iso file.

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