Bug 147458 - [boot] FreeBSD 8 can't boot from dvd, unless dvd is explicitly chosen from bios boot menu
Summary: [boot] FreeBSD 8 can't boot from dvd, unless dvd is explicitly chosen from bi...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: i386 (show other bugs)
Version: Unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-i386 (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-06-04 04:00 UTC by Austin English
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:35 UTC (History)
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2010-06-04 04:06 UTC, Austin English
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Description Austin English 2010-06-04 04:00:16 UTC
Tested with FreeBSD 8.0, PC-BSD 8, as well as FreeBSD 8.1 beta. Hardware is an HP Pavilion dv2000 laptop. When I put in the BSD DVD to install, I get the cd loader, and up to the line '/boot/kernel/kernel text=0x8d9548'. The computer sits there for a minute or two, before rebooting itself.

I found, however, that if I hit escape in bios and explicitly choose to boot from the CD/DVD drive, the install will work just fine.


Explicitly choosing to boot from cd/dvd.
How-To-Repeat: Burn FreeBSD iso, put in drive and turn it on :-).
Comment 1 Austin English 2010-06-04 04:06:12 UTC
Here is the output from lshal on that machine.

Comment 2 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2010-06-04 16:21:28 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-i386

This could be machine-specific.
Comment 3 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:10 UTC
For bugs matching the following criteria:

Status: In Progress Changed: (is less than) 2014-06-01

Reset to default assignee and clear in-progress tags.

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