[PC-BSD Support] PC-BSD Installation problems

Pierre Bauduin pierre at baudu.in
Tue Oct 30 09:18:18 PST 2007


I had more or less the same problem some time ago. I first burned
PC-BSD 1.3on a CD-RW, I never was able to boot succesfully from it. I
first thought it
was the CD-ROM drive, but after replacing the CD-ROM drive, I still had the
same problem. Then I burned 1.3 on CD-R, it booted without any problems.
Same thing with PC-BSD 1.4, it boots, if it's burned on a CD-R.

Well, yes, maybe the solution is to burn the CD-RW in burn-at-once mode...
In my case I used the default options in k3b. In k3b it's DAO or TAO or RAW.
I suppose DAO is disc at once and TAO is track at once... ?

Pierre Bauduin

2007/10/30, Gerard van Essen <gvanessen at gmail.com>:
> I had this very same error coming up on my system over the weekend.
> Not wanting to waste too many CDs I tend to burn ISOs on a CD-RW. However
> this time I burned the PC-BSD 1.4 ISO as multi-session and not as
> burn-at-once, which caused the problem.
> So, please make sure:
> you check the MD5 of the downloaded file (it should match the MD5 string
> on the download page)
> You burn the ISO to a CD-R or burn the ISO to a CD-RW as burn-at-once
> session (burning at a lower speed decreases the chance of writing errors)
> Your RAM is more than 256Mb
> Cheers
> Gerard
> http://fbsd.wordpress.com
> On 10/28/07, mrosnok at eastlink.ca <mrosnok at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> >
> > For quite some time now I have been having a problem installing
> > PC-BSD.  Everytime I attempt to install it the installation stops and an
> > error message occurs:
> >
> > can't exec getty:  user/init/exec/getty ttyv0: no such file
> >
> > or something similar repeats continually.  I have been trying to get
> > help with this issue and have been frustrated at every attempt.  You can
> > keep your PC-BSD.  I'm sticking with Microsoft Windows from now on.  At
> > least when I contact them I actually get some form of help.  PC-BSD is
> > nothing but crap.  Every one who asks me about it will be told what a waste
> > of time it is.  There is no support for the novice user whatsoever.  Instead
> > of learning how to fix this problem, I only learned that no one involved
> > with PC-BSD knows what's going on.  Don't waste my time responding to this
> > e-mail because I want nothing more to do with PC-BSD or any one involved
> > with it.  I would be very pleased if the entire thing were scrapped and any
> > and al evidence of it's existence were erased.  PC-BSD is a bigger waste of
> > time than internet porn.  Thanks for infuriating and frustrating me at every
> > turn.  Because of the inept bungling I have been accosted with I will NEVER
> > attempt to use any operat
> > ing system even remotely associated with this sorry excuse for a
> > programme.  Good bye and good riddance.
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