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Date:      Fri, 30 Dec 2005 00:20:15 -0600
From:      "Daniel Goldberg" <dgoldberg@tarshis.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   booting off 6.0 cdrom for Install
Message-ID:  <000001c60d09$1c0cde70$c5ddfea9@storyopom7s0ow>

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Dear FreeBSD forum,
 
Please forgive this question if it seems so elementary.
I am a newbie and have googled the matter, searched the FreeBSD.org
mailing list archives and read the Handbook and still am in the dark.
 
ISSUE:
Trying to install FreeBSD 6.0 from cdrom on my PIII laptop and not
reaching an "install" menu.
 
BACKGROUND:
I have created a "FreeBSD_Install" cdrom from the
6.0-RELEASE-i386-disc1.iso download.
When I boot from the cd I reach a 6-option Boot menu but do not get to
the Install menu described in 2.3.1 of the Handbook.
 
Note: If I do try to boot, the boot process itself seems to fail with a
"Cannot dump: no dump device defined" following a "Fatal trap 12 page
fault while in kernel mode"- in case that illustrates anything, and
that's boot attempts with or without APCI.
 
MY SYSTEM:
PIII Laptop with recent rev BIOS & 512MB ram
Internal hard drive with 3 partitions:
1                    Primary NTFS (30GB with XP)
2                    Primary FAT32 (6GB for FreeBSD)
3                    Primary FAT32 (800MB for swapping between XP &
FreeBSD)
 
*         The pc definitely allows me to boot from a cd
*         The MD5 hash on my download matches the published hash
*         Yes, I am going nuts- being so eager to get this OS up and dig
into it!
 
 
So the basic question is:
Is the install process supposed to be as simple as: 
A     create a primary FAT32 partition
B     boot your machine from the FreeBSD_Install (DISK 1) cd 
C     follow the prompts through the install process 
 
 
 
Your advice is most appreciated,
 
 
Daniel Goldberg
 
 
 
IT | Post-Production Systems Engineer
Avid ACSR (Unity/Windows)
Apple ACHDS
Microsoft MCP
Cisco CCNA
 
email  <mailto:Dgoldberg@Tarshis.com> Dgoldberg@Tarshis.com
mobile 847.400.7949
 



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