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

Dag-ErlingSmørgrav des at des.no
Fri Jan 16 14:44:17 PST 2004

John Baldwin <jhb at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> On Friday 16 January 2004 05:17 pm, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > John Baldwin <jhb at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > > You need to enable packet mode in boot0 for it to work.
> > I think the problem here is that his BIOS doesn't support packet mode.
> If his BIOS sees that the disk is larger than 540 mb, it supports
> packet mode.  Anything that supports 'LBA' mode supports packet mode
> (that's what it is).  Everything post 1994 supports LBA aka packet
> mode.  I think a PPro 200 is probably 1995 or later. :)

OK, I stand corrected.

Juan, BTW, just a shot in the dark: what kind of motherboard do you
have?  Could you check on the net if a BIOS upgrade is available for
your motherboard?  I had a similar problem when I first got a 40 GB
disk (my ASUS motherboard only supported 32 GB disks, and hung during
POST if it found a larger disk), but a BIOS upgrade fixed that (though
I didn't know until I contacted ASUS, because it wasn't listed on the
support page for my motherboard)

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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