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

Juan Rodriguez Hervella jfrherve at ing.uc3m.es
Mon Jan 19 04:51:01 PST 2004

On Friday 16 January 2004 23:44, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> 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)

Hey, thank you very much for your help, I didn't expect all these messages.
I'm a bit sad because my question was a bit stupid.....sorry for that...

Anyway, I will give you more info:

My motherboard is ASUS SP97-V, with integrated graphic chipset
SIS-5598 (though now I've got a PCI Nvidia Riva TNT2 card..., which
works excellent with FreeBSD (^--^)

I copy the output of the ASUSTek PNP BIOS FLASH MEMORY 

Current BIOS Revision: #401A0-0108v

I think I bought this computer on 1995, Im not sure... I've upgraded
my BIOS only once (a couple of years ago)... 
I wil have to search to see if there is another BIOS upgrade.

IF you need more info....just ask me, I will be fond of sending it...

You're doing a great job with naive people like me, cheer up !!

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