repost of boot issue on 5.3

Chris Hodgins chodgins at
Sat Feb 5 15:14:47 PST 2005

J.D. Bronson wrote:
> 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
> boot:
> ..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.

This might give you a few ideas. :)


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