Installing FreeBSD-11 on i386
James B. Byrne
byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Mon Apr 24 13:46:06 UTC 2017
On Sat, April 22, 2017 12:46, Heikki Lindholm wrote:
> Try MBR partitioning first (instead of GPT). Installer DVD should boot
> when selected from your BIOS boot device selector (F12 during boot or
> something like that usually).
When I boot from the 1386 DVD I get this:
Attempting to boot from CD-ROM
CD Loader 1.2
Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER. . . Found
Relocating the loader and the BTX
Starting the BTX loader
BTX loader 1.00 BTX version is 1.02
Consoles: internal video/keyboard
BIOS CD is cd0
BIOS drive C: is disk0
BIOS 639kB/208723kB available memory
|/-\| <=== this part takes a very, very long time.
FreeBSD/x86 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
(root at releng2.nyi.freebsd.org. Thu Sep 29 03:37:57 UTC 2016)
can't open 'boot/menu-commands.4th': no sucj file or directory
Error while including /boot/menu.rc, in the line:
hang/halt/freeze/whatever. . .
This behaviour is not what I started out with on this system. The
first time I tried to install I got the usual boot menu and the
install proceeded up to the point where copying kernel.tzx failed.
Now I cannot seem to even get the boot menu to display.
I have created a usb boot image as well using dd if=pathto.img
of=/dev/sdb bs=1M oflag=direct and the unit simply goes to the hdd
even when I select the USB device to boot from.
I would love to get an MBR based media but that seems unavailable with
FreeBSD-11. At least I can discover no way to accomplish this.
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