freebsd not boot

Pat Saunders Pat.Saunders at
Fri Feb 20 08:21:41 PST 2004

I am trying to run freebsd 4.9 on a PC / IDE architecture. 
I have one IDE drive and two 3COM 3c90 Network Cards and CD-ROM
The PC will be a dedicated FreeBSD box.
I have installed freebsd v4.9 , using the whole 4G disk which is bootable
and installed
'Standard MBR - no boot manager' and disabled all the drivers (SCSI) that I
do not use.
The problem is when I reboot nothing happens apart from another hard reset.
The PC then does a Hard reset and the same recursive process occurs again.
No, useful messages appear at all !!! 
I have created bootable floppies which I can boot from but I am not sure
what to perform
next , apart from re-install with different options which result in the same
depressing results.
I am not sure what to do regarding the 'Fixit' option as most shell commands
do not
Any help would be appreciated.

Patrick Saunders
Software Support Engineer

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