Freeze after "Booting [kernel]"

Markus Oestreicher m.oe at
Thu Nov 20 10:49:46 PST 2003

Dear all,

I installed a new FreeBSD 4.9 machine from CD. The installation 
runs fine but on the first reboot the machine hangs after the
"Booting [kernel]..." prompt. I see the first "/" and then the 
boot process stops. "boot -v" doesn't give more output.

When interrupting the loader at this point I can 'ls' the root
partition without problems. /etc/fstab also looks okay.

The machine has one 120 GB IBM disk. I found some references to 
a wrong geometry so I changed it to the values printed on the HDD 
itself (C/H/S: 16383 / 16 / 63) on a second try. This did not 
work either.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

Best Regards,

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