Can't boot

Subhro subhro.kar at
Wed Sep 1 03:52:12 PDT 2004

On Wed, 1 Sep 2004 05:32:04 +0000 (UTC), Phil Thomson
<philthom at> wrote:
> > I assume that you are installing *only* FreeBSD on the Pentium and not
> > multibooting it. Did you select to install the standard MBR or did u
> > select to leave he MBR untouched? What happens when you try to boot
> > the system fromthe hadr drive?
> Yes, FreeBSD is to be the only system on the machine. I actually don't
> remember what I chose to do with regards to the MBR; was there a point in
> the installation I would have made that choice? I'm pretty sure I would
> have chosen to install the standard MBR as there are no other systems on
> the machine. Is there a way I can fix the MBR now if that's the issue? I
> couldn't find that in sysinstall.
> When I try to boot from the hard drive, it says "Read error".
> P

Looks to me as if your hard drive is dead.


Subhro Sankha Kar
School of Information Technology
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