Installed 5.2RC from CDROM, fails to boot in manager
clint at 0lsen.net
Thu Jan 1 13:30:29 PST 2004
On Jan 01, Clint Olsen wrote:
> I had some fun running fdisk on this thing. Fdisk could never get the
> geometry right for this disk - but it did appear to be able to detect the
> size correctly. It kept trying to create 3 partitions, instead of the
> usual 2 (the 0-63 partition 'hole' + the freebsd partition).
Fdisk by default wants to create two 'unused' partitions with the freebsd
partition in the middle. What's up with that?
The more I fight with this, the more I think it has something to do with a
bad fdisk session. When I attempt to type in the BIOS geometry, fdisk
refuses to accept them. This is sort of ironic since the install program
says to use what the BIOS thinks it sees! I tried reading the various
mailing lists for hints on this but without success.
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