Strange bootloader problem

Jaap Boender jaapb at
Wed Jul 27 09:07:27 GMT 2005

On Tue, 26 Jul 2005, Gary W. Swearingen wrote:

> Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:03:07 -0700
> From: Gary W. Swearingen <garys at>
> To: Jaap Boender <jaapb at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: Re: Strange bootloader problem
> Jaap Boender <jaapb at> writes:
>> So now I'm stumped. Does anyone have any advice? I'm running 5.4-STABLE, just
>> cvsupped, built and installed an hour ago.
> Since you changed your BIOS, I'm suspecting something fishy with the
> BIOS settings for disk geometry, like not LBA or something, but you've
> probably already checked the BIOS setup...
> Read the boot(8) manpage paragraph starting with "However," which
> says how to by-pass "/boot/loader" and maybe try that.
> Also, loader(8) manpage has a boot_verbose variable that might help.

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