Failure to install 8.0 RC i386
The first failure happened on IBM Thinkpad T42. I downloaded CD for network install, verified MD5 sum, burned without errors. Installation booted and started normally, but after I selected Network install if looks it failed to connect. The Network dialog had Internet option disabled. I tried both DHCP and manual network settings over Ethernet cable (not wireless). The network card was recognized correctly.
FreeBSD 8 and PC BSD 7.1 installed and worked just fine on that laptop, though I didn't use the network install for them.
The second attempt was on an HP workstation. I downloaded, verified and burned the install DVD i386. It booted normally, but after saying "Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/ufs/ROOTFS" it went to rescue shell: "Enter full pathname of shell or RETURN for /bin/sh":.
FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 works just fine on that computer.
Would be happy to provide more details if necessary.