> After reading that, I think it might be possible that I burnt the
> images correctly, but I simply did not make the CD's bootable. I was
> using k3b to burn the images, but I might just have a go at it with
> Nero. Thanks!
The CD image that you download from the FreeBSD site is already a
bootable ISO. It needs to be written to the CD as a raw file and
not converted or processed in any way. It should not be put in a
file system on the CD or processed to be bootable, or etc. It is
already a complete CD image.
> On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 11:23:08 -0400, Ralph Hempel <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > > I am havign some trouble installing FreeBSD 4.10 on my PC. I
> > > > > downloaded an ISO image (and verified the checksum) from the
> > > > Canadian
> > > > > FreeBSD FTP site. After burning the image to CD, I checked the
> > > > > checksums, which were the same.
> > > > >
> > > > > When I put the CD in the drive and attempt to boot from it, I just
> > > > get
> > > > > a register dump and the computer halts.
> > >
> > >
> > > I have just got over a similar painful learning experience.
> > > I made a dumb mistake that might help you. I first just burnt the
> > > ISO file to a CD like I would any other file. (I had no idea what
> > > an ISO image was :))
> > >
> > > After i discovered that you need special software to burn
> > > an ISO image, I downloaded the trial version of UltraISO
> > > software. It wanted to use Nero Burning ROM to actually
> > > do the burn. Once I had these 2 bits of software installed,
> > > I could actually use the CD's I burnt.
> > Unless you have a crippled version of Nero, it will let you burn
> > ISO images. You don't need UltraISO. Just cancel the stupid
> > wizard at startup and choose File/BurnImage from the main
> > Nero window.
> > > I also burnt CD's of the 2 flp images. I happened to use Sonic
> > > Record Now to do that, and there was a button I could press
> > > that read the flp image and created a bootable CD.
> > Also unnecessary. Nero lets you choose CDROM(boot) if you select
> > File/New from the main menu. Just point it to the floppy image
> > you want to burn and you are good to go.
> > Ralph
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