Install bug - 4.9 stable - post install circular reboot

Kevin F. Berrien kblists at
Mon Feb 23 13:30:37 PST 2004

If you look at the archive at the time I origionally posted, you'll find 
some 4 others with the same issue.  A resolution was posted.

I had inquired on how the issue could get included in the erratta and 
got no reponse.  The bug, erratta bit, and other issues with FreeBSD 
left me uninclined to move away from Linux towards BSD.  We'll check 
back perhaps when 5 becomes stable.

Michael L. Squires wrote:

>>I can confirm an issue posted Dec 3rd, freebsd-stable maillist, titled
>>"4.9 install buglet".
>>I experience this bug running the install (various configurations) 100%
>>of the time.  After install, after system reboot, the boot loader comes
>>up with F1: FreeBSD, and reboots continually forever.  To test, I made 3
>>installs without issue using 4.8.  So first, I'd like to confirm the bug
>>report, and ask the following.
>I'm running two systems with 4.9-STABLE and haven't seen this problem.  I
>did see this kind of thing back in the 3.X days when my HD was not
>correctly detected by FreeBSD during an install.  The solution was to
>create a small DOS partition on the HD and then do the install.
>I've done complete re-installs for 5.1-RELEASE on two other systems and
>haven't seen this, either.
>Mike Squires

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