It boots the kernel, and after it gets to the usb ports the next kernel message is:
this is before it loads bsd install.Code:
aprobe0:ata1:0:1:0 CAM status: command timeout aprobe0:ata1:0:1:0 retrying command
I've seen the same on an old Sony VAIO laptop. The bootloader loads the kernel from the CDROM, then the kernel fails to figure out the CDROM and can't continue.
It was too old to boot from USB. Linux had problems with it too, so I just threw it away.