Unable to install FreeBSD-11.0-i386 on a elderly desktop

Per olof Ljungmark peo at intersonic.se
Thu Apr 20 21:34:20 UTC 2017

On 2017-04-20 23:11, James B. Byrne wrote:
> I am trying to install FreeBSD-11.0 on a older model HP Compaq DC7700S
> desktop.  I downloaded FreeBSD-11.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1.iso, ran
> sha256sum and verified the image and then created a bootable DVD from
> the downloaded iso.
> I put this into the DVD drive of the unit and booted.  it initially
> brought up the boot menu and I proceeded through the install process
> selecting guided zfs for the filesystem. However, half way through the
> transfer of kernel.txz I began to receive media errors.  I also began
> to see the message cdrom error 5 unretryable.
> After several retries with new media I now cannot get the cdrom boot
> menu to display at all.  What i get instead is a message on the
> console that 'Can't find boot/zfsloader' followed by:
> FreeBSD/x86 boot
> Default: zroot/ROOT/default:/boot/kernel/kernel
> boot:
> \
> Can't find /boot/kernel/kernel

First thing I would have done is to clean the laser lens in the cd drive...



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