Weird disk problems

Ulf Magnusson ulfma629 at
Tue Feb 15 14:47:14 GMT 2005

Heh, should've mentioned; I'm installing FreeBSD 5.3

> Ulf Magnusson wrote:
>Today I decided to install FreeBSD, and so I grabbed a FreeBSD installation CD 
>off the net. The first time I booted from the installation CD, everything 
>went fine (seemingly), and I soon found myself in sysinstall. Not quite ready 
>to install at that point, and needing to shut down the system, I quit 
>sysinstall without having initiated any install or changed any settings 
>(except maybe for the keymap, I can't remember). I returned later to 
>commence the installation only to find that the boot process now hangs, the 
>last message being "GEOM configure ad0s1, start 32256 length 112785007104 
>end 112785039359" (verbose logging). I did not start my computer between 
>the two occasions, and didn't change my hardware configuration either. 
>Windows, which I have installed on the same disk (I shrunk the NTFS partition 
>by 10 GiB using Partition Magic to make way for FreeBSD), still boots fine.
>Help appreciated,

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