I can not boot my FreeBSD-5.2 partition, please help
Juan Rodriguez Hervella
jfrherve at ing.uc3m.es
Mon Jan 19 04:51:07 PST 2004
On Friday 16 January 2004 20:54, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Friday 16 January 2004 04:52 am, Juan Rodriguez Hervella wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 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 ? (^--^)
> You need to enable packet mode in boot0 for it to work. It should have
> done this automatically during install. Try booting into the installer and
> using the disc2 live filesystem CD in the fixit menu. You can then use
> boot0cfg off of the CD to try to see if packet mode is enabled. If it's
> not, enable it and see if it works for Linux and BSD.
Hello, thanks for the info....
I hadn't realized of the "-o" option of boot0cfg.... I dont know if the
packet mode is enable...I guess it is not, because it doesn't work...
but anyway...I started to upgrade the system from FreeBSD-4.8
to FreeBSD-5.0, 5.1 and now 5.2
I think I haven't reinstalled the MBR since 4.8, that might be the
reason for not being installed in packet mode by default ?¿ I dunno.
Im a bit ashamed about what Im going to tell you....but as LILO was
executing my Linux partition w/o problems...I've just added a new
entry for FreeBSD, so I'm using LILO right now....shit....
Now Im a bit tired of this stuff...so I can not tell you when I will
test boo0cfg + packet mode. I've had a lot of problems these
days with my puter....for example, I was always seeing my
CPU cooler stopped....so when I realized of it, I just touched it
a little bit...and it started working again...but it made a loud noise,
so...I thought...if the cooler is stopped and sometimes I dont realized
of it...and the computer works nice....I should get rid of it...
So I run my Pentium MMX w/o the cooler for 2 months...without problems..
These days I was trying to compile the FreeBSD kernel...and it
started to show me strange messages like:
"the gcc has crashed...segmentation fault...please repport this
I made "make" again...and the second (or third) attemp.. it compiled...!!
Later....I started seeing strange panics....
Now I've got a new CPU cooler....and Thanks God...things start
working at least...
(I was thinking that the problems were caused by the FreeBSD
(dont tell it to anybody else !)
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