Subject: Re: ISO boot problems
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Jimmie Houchin <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 11/16/2003 04:55:53
Hello and thanks for the reply.

Christos Zoulas wrote:

> In article <>,
> Jimmie Houchin <> wrote:
>>The server has the Arima RioWorks HDAMA motherboard with the Broadcom 
>>5700 1gb nic and the Promise 20319 SATA.
>>I have 4 250gb SATA drives connected.
> I have a few machines with this board and they work fine.


>>I downloaded the latest ISO and created a cd.
>>From appearances the cd looks fine when put into a running system.
>>But I can't boot from it.
>>I get this error
>>Error Disk read
>>Did I do anything wrong on the CD?
>>Do I need to burn another CD?
>>I don't see anything wrong with this one.
>>But I don't see what is on it that it would boot from?
> I have no idea. I never booted from CD. I netbooted my machine.
>>Is this a 64bit port? Does it run 64bit and 32bit apps?
> yes and yes.


> I will try the CD myself next week and let you know. For now it seems your
> best bet is to PXEboot.

Thanks, I hope to get cd booting going, but I'll definitely look at 
PXEboot. Does PXEboot require another NetBSD system? I only have a Mac 
and a Gentoo Linux machine on my lan.

Thanks again.

Jimmie Houchin