Bootstrap: Machine keeps booting ? (boot0/mbr) ?

Lukas Ertl l.ertl at
Wed Aug 6 07:59:57 PDT 2003

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Stephan van Beerschoten wrote:

> I installed the Bootloader for my dualboot machine, and when it comes up
> during boot:
> F1 ??
> F2 FreeBSD
> and I press F2, it autmatically reboots again. Please note it DID work
> yesterday, but somehow my laptops keeps booting on my now. (-CURRENT ?
> why?)

You probably have your swap partition as the first partition on your
drive.  Boot up to a fixit floppy and rewrite your boot blocks.  Then
re-cvsup to the very latest current, phk@ has already fixed this problem.


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