Deskpro 575 - second try

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Fri Apr 2 06:25:04 PST 2004

On Thursday 01 April 2004 12:58 pm, Robert Golovniov wrote:
> Hello freebsd-questions,
>   I  am  trying  to  install 5.2 on an older Deskpro 575 machine. I've
>   changed  the  BIOS configuration so that it allows me to use a  80GB
>   disk.  Fine.  Installation  complains  a  bit  about  the  way  BIOS
>   determines the disk geometry and then suggests its own settings. OK,
>   I  go  for it. I use the whole disk, create respective mount points,
>   install  standard  boot  loader,  a  desired distribution along with
>   additional  packages,  configure  X server and other things and then
>   reboot. And they I get that "Non-system disk or disk error" message.
>   Is  there  any  way  I  can  boot  normaly  into  the  fresh FreeBSD
>   installation?

Have you tried:

1. Do a quick test install into an 8GB slice.

2. Install the FreeBSD boot loader.

Best of luck,

Andrew Gould

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