4.9, 5.1 boot failure after install
freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sat Dec 27 07:11:23 PST 2003
danl at solvnet.net writes:
> I had 4.9 release working and did a clean install of 5.1 release over
> the 4.9 and ended up with boot failure after install. Using allBSD
> partition and standard MBR I get a missing operating system error. If I
> use the FreeBSD boot I just get "default F1" and a beep. Now trying to
> install the 4.9 gives the same results.
> I'm using a Mylex DAC960ptl (accelraid 250) with the primary disk
> setup as JBOD. I set the bootable disk as active but everytime I go
> back to config fdisk the flag is not set.
> I then upgraded and flashed the RAID card, reformatted the disks and
> tried a 4.9 install, again with the same results.
> Is there an issue with the DAC card geometry or BIOS? Or a subtle
> quirk that isn't documented yet?
Sounds more like you're not using the option to actually write out the
results to disk. (W)rite, maybe?
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