MBR problem with FreeBSD 5.3 beta

JJB Barbish3 at adelphia.net
Mon Sep 6 05:10:27 PDT 2004

owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org wrote:
> On 06 Sep Pedro n/a wrote:
>> In the first time I rebooted my computer, after I've finished the
>> installation of this version, my motherboard started to beep and
>> didn't know what to do. After reseting the computer I realized
>> I could no longer "boot" my Windows. I did selected it from
>> and it gave no response. Even though I tried to use FDISK /MBR to
>> rewrite the MBR, all my effords were in vain and I couldn't start
>> windows again.
>> Recently I've reinstalled an old release version (trustworthy)
>> windows still unable to boot. Does anyone know anything that
>> be helpful?
> I experienced the same thing w/ beta-2
> Just *before* putting an image back I discovered that beta-2 had
> *changed* the LBA setting of my harddrive to another value.
> Putting this back (manualy forcing the bios into using LBA), my
> windows came back on.. Pfftt..
> Def not a nice thing of beta-2 ;-(

I have the same problem with 5.3 beta-2.
How about some details explaining how you reset the HD to LBA mode.

This is a bug with 5.3 that needs to be reported back to the
development team so it gets fixed by next weekly beta release.

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