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Re: install/47580: Error trying to install NetBSD-6.0-amd64.iso
The following reply was made to PR install/47580; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Alan Barrett <apb%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/47580: Error trying to install NetBSD-6.0-amd64.iso
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:15:06 +0200
On Wed, 20 Feb 2013, David W Fiedler wrote:
> I am downloading from the Iowa State ftp site, ftp.aistate.edu.
> Then I am browsing to pub/netBSD/iso where are available various
> distributions to download.
> I have tried two, NetBSD-6.0.amd64.iso , the NetBSD-ALPHA. Both give me
> the same error when I try to boot the image.
Those ISO images expect to be booted from a CD-ROM or DVD or similar.
The error message you reported does not appear in the NetBSD ISO image;
it must be coming from something else in your system; perhaps something
that is trying to emulate a CD.
You mentioned the "Universal USB Installer from Penwork" earlier. What
is that? Is it another name for the Universal USB Installer from
I don't know if that installer is designed to work with NetBSD, and I am
pretty sure that NetBSD ISO images are not designed to work with that
If you want to install NetBSD from a USB stick, I suggest using
the NetBSD images that are designed for that purpose; for example,
Unfortunately, this does not seem to be properly advertised at
--apb (Alan Barrett)
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