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PC will not boot off disc (reboots)
« on: November 16, 2005, 05:53:09 pm »
I've burned the image of the disc using alcohol (not the actual file) and stuck it into my old PC
specs;
266 mhz
98 MB RAM
6 GB HD (Standard IDE)
24X CD-ROM drive (I can boot off of other discs, and I've tried other drives)
Its an old Dell XPS for those wondering

When I boot, I get the shell loading screen (BTX loader) but shortly after I get that screen, the machine reboots and its an endless cycle.  I've tried other cables, and followed what I can from this page; http://wiki.pfsense.com/wikka.php?wakka=BootTroubleShooting
But still nothing works.  Anyone know how to fix this?
PC Load letter!? WTF does that mean??

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Re: PC will not boot off disc (reboots)
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2005, 06:25:16 pm »
OK, I tried it on another machine, and its works fine, so what I'm doing is installing pfsense to the HD that will be in the PC I originally wanted (the one posted above) and I'll put the drive in that one to see if it works ok.

EDIT: Never mind, That didnt work  :-( 
« Last Edit: November 16, 2005, 06:33:20 pm by fegul »
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Re: PC will not boot off disc (reboots)
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2005, 08:49:46 pm »
I tried just installing m0n0wall, but Windows would no longer recognize the Hard Drive, so I ended up low level formatting the drive, reformating it with FAT32, and then Windows would recognize it and I could install m0n0wall.  Maybe I'll try pfsense some other time.
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Re: PC will not boot off disc (reboots)
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2005, 08:55:43 pm »
Due to some problems with another one of my systems, I wiped my m0n0wall drive, and now that a new version of pfsense has been released, I'll try it and see if it works this time.
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