Solved [Re: delete first partition XP and reformat as ufs -> kernel not found]

Dorin H bj93542 at
Sun Nov 30 19:00:56 PST 2003

Hi there,
 Hoping that this will help somebody else:
 Deleting the XP boot partition that came first on
disk (the FreeBSD was the last) and changing its type
to FreeBSD FS render my laptop unbootable.
 I got the prompt when trying to boot FreeBSD:

>> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/kernel

  The problem was that the new XP partition, not yet
labeled,  was still marked as bootable, as well as the
real bootable FreeBSD partition.  Flipping that flag
off repair the problem!

 Where I can find an explanation of the syntax for
previous prompt (boot2 prompt according to handbook) ?
  All my attempts to redirect the boot to search in
the correct partition failed.  
  Thanks a lot,

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