Installed 5.2RC from CDROM, fails to boot in manager
dwhite at gumbysoft.com
Sat Jan 3 19:38:26 PST 2004
On Fri, 2 Jan 2004, Clint Olsen wrote:
> On Jan 02, Doug White wrote:
> > Cylinder alignment.
> > FreeBSD's fdisk has always had a heck of a time getting disk geometry to
> > jive with the BIOS. The best way to avoid this sort of problem is to
> > write the initial partition table with DOS FDISK by creating a dos
> > partition that you delete in FreeBSD later. Since DOS FDISK is using
> > BIOS vectors to figure out geometry and such, it get it right as far as
> > the BIOS is concerned and thats what matters to boot0.
> Must it be a DOS partition? This disk initially had XP on it, so a live
> partition was already pleasant. And fdisk still complained the first time
> I tried the install.
well its easiest to create dos parimary partitions from DOS FDISK :)
Doug White | FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
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