I can not boot my FreeBSD-5.2 partition, please help

Derek Ragona derek at computinginnovations.com
Fri Jan 16 03:35:33 PST 2004

Depending on your BIOS, you may be facing the 1024 cylinder limit, meaning 
all bootable partitions have to be within 1024 cylinders.  Newer BIOS break 
this barrier.  If this is your problem, one work around is an add-on ata 
controller that will replace the system BIOS, Promise used to make some of 
these cards.  Using one of these cards will allow you to see and use the 
entire drive as well.


At 03:52 AM 1/16/2004, Juan Rodriguez Hervella wrote:
>I've got a 40 GBytes hard disk on an old Pentium MMX 266 MHz.
>The first time I plugged it into the motherboard my BIOS didn't recognize
>the drive, but fortunately there is a jumper that reduces the size of the
>disk to 32 GBytes, and that's enough for my BIOS at this moment.
>So I've got something like this:
>10 GBytes for Windows 2000
>10 GBytes for Linux
>10 GBytes for FreeBSD-5.2
>The big problem is that the FreeBSD boot manager that I've
>got installed on my MBR is only able to boot the Windows partition.
>So, for booting Linux I've got a 1.44 booting disk. How can I do the same
>for booting the FreeBSD-5.2 partition ? Do I have other posibilities ?
>Any help will be kindly appreciated, but not tell me "buy another hard
>disk...buy another puter.....". I love my puter, ok ? (^--^)
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