Freebsd 7.2-RC boot problem

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Wed Apr 29 21:39:44 UTC 2009

On 29 April 2009, at 08:01, Ken Smith wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 11:33 -0300, Paulo Fragoso wrote:
>> Hardware:
>> MB: Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2
>> acd0: DVDR <HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GH22NS30/1.01> at ata3-master SATA150
>> ISO                      MEDIA       BOOT
>> 7.2-RC2-i386-dvd1.iso    DVD-RW       OK
>> 7.2-RC2-i386-livefs.iso  CD-RW        OK!
>> 7.2-RC2-amd64-disc1.iso  CD-RW        OK
>> 7.2-RC2-i386-disc1.iso   CD-RW,CD-R  FAILS
> Thanks, greatly appreciate all the testing.
> As part of looking into this I went looking for another Gigabyte
> motherboard and through the past 2 days was able to test the same  
> set of
> things with the same results.  So far I haven't been able to reproduce
> this on anything but Gigabyte.  This is such a bizarre problem I  
> really
> needed someone else to confirm so thank you very much.  Since there  
> is a
> workaround I don't think I'll hold the release for this problem but we
> will need to mention this in the Errata (and possibly the announcement
> itself).

I have a number of different test PCs available.  7.2-RC2 Live FS  
boots just fine on all.  Disk 1 is not recognized as bootable on any  
of them.  I can provide any specs that might help.  They are all quite  
different.  Mostly older units.  Newest is probably about 5 years old.

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