FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE and Windows XP on one system
subhro.kar at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 04:59:38 PDT 2004
Are you sure it was ad2? If yes then you have fixed the drives on the
secondary controller. Even I made that mistake :-)
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 07:45:34 -0400, Jud <judmarc at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Aug 2004 10:58:23 +0200, "Marc van Woerkom"
> <Marc.Vanwoerkom at FernUni-Hagen.de> said:
> > >I use the FreeBSD boot manager which comes with the
> > >system.
> > Is there a difference between the one that sysinstall
> > installs and the one in the tools directory of a
> > installation cdrom?
> > Anyway, I put the 40GB drive as Master at the end of the
> > cable and the 2GB drive as Slave in the middle (everything
> > jumpered).
> > I also read the C/H/S values from the drive cases.
> > Installation was ok (the 40GB shows up as ad2, the 2GB as
> > ad3). But the boot prompt showed
> > F1: ??? (refers to XP I guess)
> > F2: FreeBSD
> > F1 didn't do anything (except blanking some characters on
> > the screen).
> > F2 came up with a "no kernel 0:ad(0,a)/kernel" or so
> > message.
> > And in the bloody bios I have to set the hd type to
> > 'none', using 'auto' nor 'user' with C/H/S lead to a hang.
> > So I am close to buy a new mobo this evening.
> Well, I wouldn't dissuade you from the joy of buying new hardware, but
> you can solve your problem more easily than that if you prefer.
> Go back to your old familiar drive configuration and do one of the
> 1 - Install the FreeBSD boot loader on *both* hard drives. Also be sure
> to set the FreeBSD slice (a/k/a "partition" in Windows-speak) bootable
> during sysinstall. FYI: The '???' label will be for your Windows
> partition, and it should work.
> 2 - Use the GAG boot loader. It's simple as can be. <URL:
Subhro Sankha Kar
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