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

Alex McKeever alex.mckeever at
Mon Dec 3 00:51:39 UTC 2018

I seem to have the same issue with the PowerPC CD (since the alpha stage images). It will show up in the boot menu but once selected it doesn’t work at all, just inverts colors. Tested on both my G5 DP and eMac G4, which the latter works only on the now obsolete 10.4 and current 11.1. 11.2 doesn’t boot all the way (hangs at cryptosoft0 in the boot sequence)

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On Sunday, December 2, 2018, 7:23 PM, Rick Macklem <rmacklem at> wrote:

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 ` `.

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