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Date:      Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:02:45 +0000
From:      Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
To:        Chuck Bacon <crtb@cape.com>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why does my 8.2-RC3 dvd1 boot DOS?
Message-ID:  <20110206220245.GA33266@orange.esperance-linux.co.uk>
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On Sun, Feb 06, 2011 at 03:48:45PM -0500, Chuck Bacon wrote:
>
> SERIOUS APOLOGIES!  I've found out my dvd is marginal, or
> possibly the drive.  What seemed like a bad dvd apparently
> resulted in a scan (by the BIOS?) until it found a boot loader
> it understood, "PC-DOS" it said, which was one of several I
> discovered in grepping the ISO file.  I should have
> done freebsd-update !
>        Chuck Bacon - crtb@cape.com

Chuck, where on the DVD is the copy of PC-DOS?

>=20
> > I downloaded it yesterday.  Here's the facts:
> >
> > 1. md5 matches CHECKSUM.MD5
> >
> > 2. When I boot off the BIOS, it takes a half minute or so, and
> >     then: voila!  PC-DOS boots, and for all the world look as
> >     though it will boot a larger system; except it doesn't have
> >     a clue.
> >
> > Here's the hypothesis: The FreeBSD-8.3-RC3 boot loader doesn't
> > satisfy my BIOS, and the BIOS looks through the dvd until it finds
> > one of the DOS boot loaders provided by some fdisk variant.
> > Any ideas why?
> >
> > If nothing else, I'll download disc1.  Praps that'll work!
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >  	Chuck Bacon -- crtb@cape.com
> >  		ABHOR SECRECY -- DEFEND PRIVACY

Regards,

--=20

 Frank

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