FreeBSD-12.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso does not boot

Rick Macklem rmacklem at
Mon Dec 3 00:22:07 UTC 2018

miltonott wrote:
>>On Sat Dec 1 21:51:05 UTC 2018 CenturyLink Customer wrote:
>>> Hello all:Sorry, this old Pentium  4 refurbished test machine has been obstinate
>>> during ALPHA, BETA, and now RC.I had a workaround using the BTX bootloader  from
>>> ALPHA8 and pasted it into BETA3; meanwhile,remastering the .iso disk  afterwards.
I have booted a FreeBSD-12.0-RC2-i386-bootonly.iso disk on a Pentium 4
without difficulty. For RC2, the "..disc1.iso" looked too big for a 700Mbyte CD.
(I haven't tried RC3, but I doubt there is much difference?)

>> miltonott wrote:
>>  My lord, I send greetings. I have a mind to try FreeBSD-12.0-RC3-i386-disc1.iso,
>> and willingness to report back my  experience.  The  get-at-able  hardware  gives:
>> 686 class Pentium 4 (socket 775), 686 class Celeron (socket 370).
>  My guvnor, I have zero writable cd media at this time.  I  grabbed  the  dvd  iso:
>FreeBSD-12.0-RC3-i386-dvd1.iso. I can say the boot run its course and  served  up  a
>login prompt with considerable aplomb. The contents of  /var/run/dmesg.boot  can  >be
>viewed at ` `.

ps: For Release candidates, it is probably better to post to freebsd-current at .

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