Boot manager problem

Carl Johan Gustavsson carl.gustavsson at
Sat Oct 15 09:32:52 PDT 2005


I have a Compaq ProLiant 400, that i'm using as a fileserver.
(FreeBSD balder.home.swe 5.4-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May  8 
10:21:06 UTC 2005     
root at  i386)

It has a scsi-disk (da0) and two ide-disks, ad0 (at ata0-master) and ad2 
(at ata1-master).
da0 contains the system, ad0 and ad2 is just for storage.

The problem is that the bios doesn't allow me to boot directly to da0. I 
solve this by having a MBR on ad0, the problem is that it tries to find 
a loader on the ad0 which is wrong, and i get a error message that says 
"Invalid partition". Then I get a boot-prompt and if i write 
"1:da(0,a)/boot/loader" it boots correctly.

Upon booting i get:

F1   FreeBSD
F5   Drive 1

Default: F1

Invalid partition

FreeBSD/i386 boot
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader
boot: Invalid partition
No /boot/loader

FreeBSD/i368 boot
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader
boot: 1:da(0,a)/boot/loader    (i write this)

After this it boots correct.

How do i get the bootloader to boot 1:da(0,a)/boot/kernel directly?

With regards Carl Gustavsson


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FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE #0: Sun May  8 10:21:06 UTC 2005
    root at
Timecounter "i8254" frequency 1193182 Hz quality 0
CPU: Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron (497.44-MHz 686-class CPU)
  Origin = "GenuineIntel"  Id = 0x673  Stepping = 3
real memory  = 402653184 (384 MB)
avail memory = 384335872 (366 MB)
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
cpu0 on motherboard
pcib0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> pcibus 0 on motherboard
pir0: <PCI Interrupt Routing Table: 6 Entries> on motherboard
pci0: <PCI bus> on pcib0
agp0: <Intel 82443BX (440 BX) host to PCI bridge> mem 
0x44000000-0x47ffffff at device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib2: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 15.0 on pci0
pci2: <PCI bus> on pcib2
sym0: <895> port 0x1000-0x10ff mem 
0x40100000-0x40100fff,0x40300000-0x403000ff irq 10 at device 4.0 on pci2
sym0: No NVRAM, ID 7, Fast-40, SE, parity checking
fxp0: <Intel 82558 Pro/100 Ethernet> port 0x1c00-0x1c1f mem 
0x40000000-0x400fffff,0x40500000-0x40500fff irq 10 at device 5.0 on pci2
miibus0: <MII bus> on fxp0
inphy0: <i82555 10/100 media interface> on miibus0
inphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fxp0: Ethernet address: 00:50:8b:94:ab:35
pci2: <display, VGA> at device 6.0 (no driver attached)
pci2: <base peripheral> at device 7.0 (no driver attached)
pci0: <multimedia, audio> at device 16.0 (no driver attached)
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 20.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <Intel PIIX4 UDMA33 controller> port 
0x2060-0x206f,0x376,0x170-0x177,0x3f6,0x1f0-0x1f7 at device 20.1 on pci0
ata0: channel #0 on atapci0
ata1: channel #1 on atapci0
uhci0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> port 0x2040-0x205f irq 
10 at device 20.2 on pci0
usb0: <Intel 82371AB/EB (PIIX4) USB controller> on uhci0
usb0: USB revision 1.0
uhub0: Intel UHCI root hub, class 9/0, rev 1.00/1.00, addr 1
uhub0: 2 ports with 2 removable, self powered
pci0: <bridge> at device 20.3 (no driver attached)
orm0: <ISA Option ROMs> at iomem 
0xe0000-0xe7fff,0xc8000-0xcdfff,0xc0000-0xc7fff on isa0
pmtimer0 on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
atkbd0: <AT Keyboard> irq 1 on atkbdc0
kbd0 at atkbd0
fdc0: <Enhanced floppy controller> at port 0x3f0-0x3f5 irq 6 drq 2 on isa0
ppc0: <Parallel port> at port 0x378-0x37f irq 7 on isa0
ppc0: SMC-like chipset (ECP/EPP/PS2/NIBBLE) in COMPATIBLE mode
ppc0: FIFO with 16/16/8 bytes threshold
ppbus0: <Parallel port bus> on ppc0
plip0: <PLIP network interface> on ppbus0
lpt0: <Printer> on ppbus0
lpt0: Interrupt-driven port
ppi0: <Parallel I/O> on ppbus0
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio0 at port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 flags 0x10 on isa0
sio0: type 16550A
sio1 at port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3 on isa0
sio1: type 16550A
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
unknown: <PNP0401> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0501> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0501> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0700> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0303> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (port)
unknown: <PNP0c02> can't assign resources (port)
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 497435902 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
ad0: 76319MB <ST380011A/3.04> [155061/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA33
ad2: 190782MB <WDC WD2000JB-00GVA0/08.02D08> [387621/16/63] at 
ata1-master UDMA33
acd0: CDROM <COMPAQ XM-6402B/1723> at ata1-slave PIO4
Waiting 15 seconds for SCSI devices to settle
(noperiph:sym0:0:-1:-1): SCSI BUS mode change from SE to SE.
da0 at sym0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
da0: <COMPAQ BB00921B91 3B05> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-2 device
da0: 40.000MB/s transfers (20.000MHz, offset 15, 16bit), Tagged Queueing 
da0: 8678MB (17773524 512 byte sectors: 255H 63S/T 1106C)
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/da0s1a

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