CD-ROM Error?



  • I downloaded the new version of pfSense about an hour ago checksum'd it and burned it to a CD-RW.

    When I put the CD-ROM in the drive, it goes through the normal POST until it tries to read the CD.

    This prints:
    Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM
    1 FD System Type-(00)
    Boot Error

    It just sits there.

    Not sure what is wrong? Is there any other ways to install pfSense without the CD?

    The machine specs are:
    Pentium Pro 200S
    64MB EDO RAM
    2 GB + 3 GB HDD
    3 network cards (1 D-Link, 2 Realtek)
    1 Generic CD-ROM Drive

    Any help would be appreciated!



  • You can try if it boots up if the boot was initiated by floppy: http://pfsense.com/bootdisks/
    I have an old Inteboard with a Pentium Pro 200 too and it wont boot the livecd directly. However the bootdisk initiates the CD launch fine and I can install it without further issues.

    If this doesn't help try a different CD-ROM. FreeBSD6 sometimes doesn't like older drives.

    If everything fails install the harddisk in another machine and move it over to the PPRO after it was installed successfully.



  • I also got similar problem. Yesterday and this morning the system can boot from cd properly (tried that many times), but now suddenly it refuses to boot. The strange thing is I tried to put linux instalation or live CD it can boot fine..  ??? I also tried to put the pfsense CD into another 1-u server with slim cd rom and it also refuses to boot from pf sense. I also tried to burn again the ISO image to another cd with 4x speed and still cant boot. I'll try the boot disk method,

    btw off topic, how do I write the boot disk using linux from command line? I dont have access to a windows PC with floppy drive installed.



  • @tesna:

    btw off topic, how do I write the boot disk using linux from command line? I dont have access to a windows PC with floppy drive installed.

    Use the dd command:
    dd if=/path/to/pfsense/bootdisk/binary of=/dev/fda


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