cant boot from large disk
andrew at cream.org
Tue Jan 13 07:34:26 PST 2004
FreeBSD User wrote:
> Howdy Questions,
> I am having problems with 4.8 Release booting from a large hard disk
> (80 - 160G) on an old (socket7) motherboard.
> I have the same problem with linux. Making the root partition
> smaller that 1000M, puting it on the first disk, etc etc doesnt
> help in either case. I have also tried a few different bootloaders,
> in all cases, the bootloader either failed to load, or failed to
> boot the OS.
> With Linux (redhat7.x) I was able to build a bootable floppy on which
> the location of the root partition was stored, and boot off that.
> I could also interrupt the boot, enter different values, and boot
> off of a different partition. Hardly ideal, but satisfactory.
What bootloader did Redhat give you? Isn't it grub? I've used grub for
ages to dual-boot Win2k and FreeBSD - it can boot FreeBSD no problem.
My FreeBSD slice is at the start of my second drive so I type into grub:
And hey-presto FreeBSD boots no problem!
There's possibly a way to get other bootloaders to boot FreeBSD, I'm not
to sure. But you might want to give grub a try anyway.
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