Installed 5.2RC from CDROM, fails to boot in manager

Doug White dwhite at
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 :)

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