repost of boot issue on 5.3

J.D. Bronson jbronson at
Sat Feb 5 15:10:41 PST 2005

No one responded - I am sure someone out there knows what the deal is here...

I did a full install from CDROM on a fresh new clean drive.
Freebsd is the ONLY OS on the drive. And i used the entire drive.
I selected the standard boot manager (not the freebsd one)...

and all the install went fine. This is what I see when I reboot after install:

FreeBSD/i386 BOOT
Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader

..and it JUST SITS there. If I hit the return key, it will boot up into the 
beastie menu and boot fine. How can I get this machine to boot up on its OWN?

The boot startup sequence on the machine is HARD DRIVE THEN CDROM.
This is the only hard drive in the system.

Please if anyone knows how to fix this?? - A fresh install with a fresh 
drive....and still no luck.

J.D. Bronson
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