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I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 in a laptop which I just recently bought. Problem is that the installation CD wouldn't boot. I have tried burning several brands of disks and trying them in other computers and I am now sure is not the media. I even disabled hyperthreading in the BIOS and nothing. Anyone can offer some advise about what to do? Teilhard....

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    Default CD Doesn't boot

    I am trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 in a laptop which I just recently bought.
    Problem is that the installation CD wouldn't boot. I have tried burning
    several brands of disks and trying them in other computers and I am now sure
    is not the media. I even disabled hyperthreading in the BIOS and nothing.
    Anyone can offer some advise about what to do?

    Teilhard.

    Teilhard Guest

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    Default Re: CD Doesn't boot

    On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:01:10 -0600
    "Teilhard Knight" <net> wrote:
     

    Hello,

    If you have set up your BIOS settings properly (to boot from a CD, and
    then from the disk), and it does not boot, maybe you just burned the ISO
    as a normal file in the CD.

    An ISO file is an image of the entire CD (it has a TOC, the
    bootable part, etc.), and to burn it there should be an option on the
    burning program (something containing the word "ISO", and a browser to
    select a file).

    Check this, if when you burn the cd and you read it you see only the ISO
    file, it is not right. If you see a lot of directories like 'boot',
    'packages', it is fine, and it should boot.

    Best Regards,
    Ale
    Alejandro Guest

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    Default Re: CD Doesn't boot

    On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 16:50:54 -0600
    "Teilhard Knight" <net> wrote:
     
    > >recently> bought. Problem is that the installation CD wouldn't boot.
    > >I have> tried burning several brands of disks and trying them in
    > >other> computers and I am now sure is not the media. I even disabled 
    > >advise> about what to do? 
    > >
    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > If you have set up your BIOS settings properly (to boot from a CD,
    > > and then from the disk), and it does not boot, maybe you just burned
    > > the ISO as a normal file in the CD.
    > >
    > > An ISO file is an image of the entire CD (it has a TOC, the
    > > bootable part, etc.), and to burn it there should be an option on
    > > the burning program (something containing the word "ISO", and a
    > > browser to select a file).
    > >
    > > Check this, if when you burn the cd and you read it you see only the
    > > ISO file, it is not right. If you see a lot of directories like
    > > 'boot','packages', it is fine, and it should boot.
    > >
    > > Best Regards,[/ref]
    >
    > Thanks, Ale. I know how to burn images and the CD boots until the menu
    > where you get the choices about what kind of kernel boot you want. I
    > cannot boot even in safe mode. :o(.
    >
    > Teilhard.
    >[/ref]

    Hello,

    Sorry, you did not mentioned it.

    What error messages do you get?

    Best Regards,
    Ale
    Alejandro Guest

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