jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Fri Nov 28 16:52:13 PST 2003
> After installing FreeBSD I get the following message:
> No /boot/loader
> FreeBSD/i386 boot
> Default: 0:da(0,a)/kernel
> When installing the OS, I created one partition using the entire disk
> (in this case a 560GB arrray) and created two mount points (256M 'swap'
> as da0s1a and 559G '/' as da0s1b. How can I get the OS to boot?
First of all, I suppose you really mean to say that you created
one slice for the whole disk and within that slice you created two
partitions: da0s1a and da0s1b.
When you create that slice, you tell fdisk to write an MBR (/boot/mbr)
and mark the slice as bootable.
Secondly, you should make da0s1a be the boot partition eg root (/).
When you do disklabel to create the partition, you tell disklabel
to make it bootable and put in the /boot/boot1 boot record.
The sysinstall routine will do both of these for you too if you
tell it too.
If you really want to boot off a non-standard partition, then
you should study what you are doing more first. You really need a
good reason and understanding of the whole system before doing that.
Otherwise, just do it the standard way as indicated above and it will
all work just hunky dory.
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