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Date:      Fri, 30 Dec 2005 00:20:15 -0600
From:      "Daniel Goldberg" <>
To:        <>
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
mailing list archives and read the Handbook and still am in the dark.
Trying to install FreeBSD 6.0 from cdrom on my PIII laptop and not
reaching an "install" menu.
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.
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 &
*         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)
Microsoft MCP
Cisco CCNA
email  <>
mobile 847.400.7949

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