FreeBSD doesn't even boot!

jsha johann at
Sun Dec 19 11:40:12 PST 2004

Hello all.

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 5.3 (using the mini-installation ISO)
on my new HP/Compaq stationary. It has to Serial-ATA harddrives, and I
want one for FreeBSD and one for Windows.

I installed FreeBSD along with BootMgr, but it does not want to boot.
It just makes silly beeps. I am given two choices, F1 for FreeBSD and
F4 for Drive1. More recently, I attempted to install Windows XP on
this Drive1. It removed my MBR, but in turn it successfully booted
Windows. So I reinstalled FreeBSD, but now whenever I select FreeBSD
it just reboots my computer. When I select Drive1, it loads some kind
of MAC addressing scheme by HP and then freezes.

Personally, I'm helpless.
Virtually, I'm humble.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list