Why does my 8.2-RC3 dvd1 boot DOS?
frank at shute.org.uk
Sun Feb 6 22:02:51 UTC 2011
On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 03:48:45PM -0500, Chuck Bacon wrote:
> SERIOUS APOLOGIES! I've found out my dvd is marginal, or
> possibly the drive. What seemed like a bad dvd apparently
> resulted in a scan (by the BIOS?) until it found a boot loader
> it understood, "PC-DOS" it said, which was one of several I
> discovered in grepping the ISO file. I should have
> done freebsd-update !
> Chuck Bacon - crtb at cape.com
Chuck, where on the DVD is the copy of PC-DOS?
> > I downloaded it yesterday. Here's the facts:
> > 1. md5 matches CHECKSUM.MD5
> > 2. When I boot off the BIOS, it takes a half minute or so, and
> > then: voila! PC-DOS boots, and for all the world look as
> > though it will boot a larger system; except it doesn't have
> > a clue.
> > Here's the hypothesis: The FreeBSD-8.3-RC3 boot loader doesn't
> > satisfy my BIOS, and the BIOS looks through the dvd until it finds
> > one of the DOS boot loaders provided by some fdisk variant.
> > Any ideas why?
> > If nothing else, I'll download disc1. Praps that'll work!
> > Many thanks,
> > Chuck Bacon -- crtb at cape.com
> > ABHOR SECRECY -- DEFEND PRIVACY
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