Boot loop in FreeBSD 5.2-RELEASE after install - FIXED!

Tony Frank tfrank at
Fri Feb 20 14:20:40 PST 2004


On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 04:49:00PM -0500, Mike Newell wrote:
> Well THAT'S weird...
> I wondered if there might be some strange data left on the drive (I had a
> 4.7-RELEASE install on it prior to this), so I stopped the system in POST
> and entered the Adaptec system utilities.  I then did a low-level format of
> the drive.  Reinstalled and Hey Presto - booted up fine!  I wonder if the
> /boot/loader program found some bad data left over from a prior install that
> it didn't validate and that corrupted the boot process?
> Dunno, but it's up now.  THANKS!!

Good to hear it's working!

Perhaps if there was a mismatch between boot1/boot2 or something.
I'm not expert on the internals so I might leave this one there.

Take care,


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