I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot.

cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19

and appears


command ?

List of GEOM managed disk devices:
    MSDOSFS/multiboot da0s1 da0 ada0

I've tried, but without success.


Any ideas to solve this?

  • 1) Are you sure you want to be on Server Fault and not on Super User? 2) If I understand you correctly then installing works fine, but when you boot the new OS after it is installed then the bootloader can not the disk to mount / from ?
    – Hennes
    Nov 30, 2013 at 0:13
  • And to do the installation, the error appears. Not yet installed freebsd.
    – user628298
    Nov 30, 2013 at 0:29
  • This is really something you should take up with the FreeBSD folks (politely please). If this is your first time using FreeBSD the EFNet #FreeBSDHelp IRC channel would be a good place to ask. At first glance however Kindule appears to be correct: You've somehow managed to screw up creating your installation media. Review the instructions in the handbook for more information.
    – voretaq7
    Nov 30, 2013 at 8:27

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I saw the message "MSDOSFS/mutilboot", so did you use grub2 for the installation? Have your ever see this article?


The memory stick image has a img extension. You should use that for your installation. And use the command to wirte the image file to the Memory Stick.

dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k 

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