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 help with cd-rom boot and install, strange problem
Author: spencer 
Date:   30-09-00 20:18

Greetings,

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.0 on my computer which has a Compaq 2x dvd
drive/20x cdrom. The bios supports booting from the cd-rom, but when it
tries to boot from the cd I get this message:

"boot from atapi cd-rom -failure"
"No /boot/loader"

At first I thought FreeBSD just didn't support the drive, but then when I
made the boot floppies, and booted up that way, when it loaded the kernel,
it did detect the drive. But it won't let me install from it. What gives?

Thanks for you help,
Spencer


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 RE: help with cd-rom boot and install, strange pro
Author: DarkElf 
Date:   02-10-00 16:25

Make the 2 boot floppies and install freebsd, do NOT try to boot off the cdrom!

www.freebsd.org/handbook <- Go read before doing something stupid!

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