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Re: Can't get CDROM to boot, even with SmartBoot

From: Jonathon McKitrick <jcm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 15:57:58 +0000

On Wed, Dec 22, 2004 at 10:11:03AM -0500, Justin C. Sherrill wrote:
: >
: > I don't know what the deal is with this drive.  The FreeBSD CDROM booted
: > fine.  But the DFly installation ISO does not.  I loaded SmartBoot from
: > floppy, but it wouldn't recognize the drive, even when I manually entered
: > (what I thought were) the port settings.
: Juuuust in case: make sure the CD can be mounted - if you have a Linux or
: BSD machine handy, mount the CD and make sure it's readable, and not a
: skinny frisbee.  If the DragonFly CD is not the same brand/type of CD as
: the FreeBSD CD, try matching it.

I used the same CD to install on my laptop.  While the FreeBSD CD's have
always worked on both machines, the DFly CD has never worked on the desktop
machine, even when it works on the laptop.

The beaten path is for the beaten man.

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