installs fine, but won't boot.
nevtide at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 13 16:02:50 UTC 2006
--- Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu>
> > I've been trying to get FreeBSD to run on my
> > Satellite (m45 359). I tried a couple of times
> > version 6.0 and the install went fine, but the
> > computer doesn't seem to recognize the drive as
> > bootable. (So I experimented with a couple
> > options: standard boot manager, bsd boot manager,
> > setting the partition (yes, it's a primary) to
> > bootable, even erasing the whole drive and
> > it to FreeBSD. Regardless of what I've tried, the
> > sequence doesn't see a hardrive and skips it.
> Probbaly you have covered this, but that last
> sentence inplies
> a BIOS setting problem to me. Is the hard disk
> in the BIOS
> boot sequence and before any other devices with
> media that is in
> the system? (such as if CD is before hard disk in
> the boot sequence
> you may have to make sure there is no CD in the
> drive to get to
> the hard disk, same with a floppy).
Thanks for the reply, but the problem is really kind
of strange. I suspected the BIOS as well, but I have
the boot order set for CDROM > HDD > LAN > FDD (or
something to that regard.)
Everytime I tried booting, the computer would just try
connecting to the LAN (cdrom was emty, but that will
boot first without any problems when a disc is in the
I really thought the BSD boot manager would have been
recognized like grub or winxp's.
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