Unable to boot FreeBSD (dual-boot)

Dancho Penev dpenev at mnet.bg
Sat Jun 26 10:11:09 PDT 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 12:25:24AM +1000, Gautam Gopalakrishnan wrote:
>Date: Sun, 27 Jun 2004 00:25:24 +1000
>From: Gautam Gopalakrishnan <thatha at gmail.com>
>To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Unable to boot FreeBSD (dual-boot)


>I have a dual boot with Windows 2000 (ad0s1 is windows, ad0s2 is
>FreeBSD 5.2.1). I trashed a working dual-boot somehow. Now the
>problem is, I get the boot menu listing both Windows and FreeBSD,
>but only Windows boots (with F1). Pressing F2 for FreeBSD just
>gives a beep.I booted from the fixit cd and ran the commands seen
>in the handbook:
># fdisk -B -b /hd/boot/boot0 /dev/ad0
># disklabel -B -b /hd/boot/boot0 /dev/ad0s2

For label use /boot/boot file, /boot/boot0 is for mbr.

>/hd is the temporary directory I created to mount /dev/ad0s2a,
>so I guess my slice is still ok.
>Please help!
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Dancho Penev

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