FBSD-9.0-RC3 Disk 1 ISO Bootable?

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Thu Jan 5 05:13:03 UTC 2012

On 1/4/2012 8:01 PM, R Skinner wrote:
> On 01/05/12 13:23, Drew Tomlinson wrote:
>> I downloaded FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso 
>> <ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/amd64/ISO-IMAGES/9.0/FreeBSD-9.0-RC3-amd64-disc1.iso> 
>> and burned the image to CD.  However the CD does not boot.  Just 
>> wanted to confirm that it is supposed to be bootable.
>> Also, is there a DVD version?  I don't have many CDs around my house 
>> but plenty of DVDs.  :)
> Hi Drew, and welcome to FreeBSD.
> How did you 'burn' the disc? As an iso image (in Windows) you can open 
> any burning program and tell it to burn it as is; you don't need to 
> extract any contents. This is the usual problem if it won't boot.

I used the Windows image burning tool on the one that didn't work.  
However I tried on another PC that had Nero Burning ROM.  That one 
worked.  Now I just wish the boot disk had an apparent way to enable ssh 
so I could install from another PC while browsing the web.




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