repear a FreeBSD install
kdk at daleco.biz
Sun Jun 3 20:10:33 UTC 2007
Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 03, 2007 at 02:34:28PM -0500, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> Chad Perrin wrote:
>>> Someone I know tried installing Slackware on a Thinkpad R52 to create a
>>> triple-boot system (MS Windows and FreeBSD 6.2 as the other two, already
>>> present on the system). The Slackware install didn't get very far (the
>>> installer is less than helpful -- wouldn't recognize a swap partition at
>>> all), but apparently it got far enough to break the FreeBSD install.
>> What exactly is broken in the FBSD installation? Just won't
>> find enough bootstrap stuff to boot?
> Shortly after the aborted Slackware install, the FreeBSD bootloader
> still loaded, but chosing the FreeBSD option would just cause it to hang
> rather than booting up the OS. Since then, Debian has been installed in
> the free space on the drive, with GRUB installed as the new bootloader,
> and it doesn't list the FreeBSD option as existing at all.
>> "Dual Boot Problems", March 1st, Sam Jones, Jerry McAllister,
>> Beech Rintoul
>> "Changing Boot Loader", March 3rd, Tom Marchand, "Vince",
>> Thomas Sparrevohn, Kevin Kinsey
>> "Skipping F1 FreeBSD prompt on boot", May 12-15th, David
>> Landgren, Matthew Seaman, Sam Lawrence, Pieter de Goeje
> I doubt the "Changing Boot Loader" thread would be much help, and I
> don't think "Skipping F1 FreeBSD prompt on boot" sound relevant either.
> I'll give them all a look, though. Thanks for the suggestions.
Well, I didn't read 'em either, but grep found refs to "boot0cfg"
in these threads, which is what Garrett also pointed you toward.
I'm pretty sure that will get you going again. That said, I
recently used GAG to solve a related issue, as well, and it's now
the permanent resident on one FBSD server I have....
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