Installation Issues

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Fri Nov 21 05:57:14 PST 2003

Jake Stride <jake.stride at> writes:

> I have had freebsd 4.9 working fine on a dell optiplex, until I
> decided to do a re-install today. However, I am now no longer able to
> boot freebsd.
> The installation proceeds normally, but when I reboot the system, it
> gets to the boot manager and then reboots, and then keeps on rebooting
> everytime it gets to the boot manager.
> I have tried without the boot manager and also each of the
> partitions. I have also set the / partition to bootable, but to no
> avail.
> I am sure this must be a simple error on my part, but I have been
> looking at it for too long now, and wondered if anyone else could shed
> any light on the issue.

Sounds like you didn't get the loader installed 
on your FreeBSD boot partition. 

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