Boot loader messed up - How do I fix?

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Aug 22 20:16:03 GMT 2005

On Monday 22 August 2005 03:10 pm, Rudy Rucker wrote:
> I figured this out.  Here was the problem:
>   I put a USB keychain drive on my box and F5 was pointing to that.
>   When I removed the USB device, F5 booted off my 3Ware card, as desired.
> I am guessing that if I leave the USB drive in, redo boot0cfg on Drive
> 1, then my boot menu (on Drive 1) would have something like this:
>   F1: ??       (windoze)
>   F2: FreeBSD
>   F4: Drive 2  (USB drive)
>   F5: Drive 3  (3Ware RAID card)

Nah, boot0 just hands off to the next drive.  If you have boot0 installed on 
all the drives, you can "walk" drives to the one you want to boot off by 
using F5 repeatedly.

John Baldwin <jhb at>  <><
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