[PC-BSD Support] PC-BSD Installation problems

Pierre Bauduin pierre at baudu.in
Tue Oct 30 13:09:40 PST 2007

Just tried burning the .iso of PC-BSD 1.4 in SAO at the max speed for a
CD-RW (4x). The burning process finishes succesfully.

But, trying to boot the CD-RW from two different machines (using two
different brands of CD-ROM drives: Samsung and Lite-On) yields the very same

CD Loader 1.2

Building the boot loader arguments
Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found
Read Error: 0x3a
Could not find Primary Volume Descriptor

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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