Can't boot 5.x

Glenn Dawson glenn at
Fri Jul 29 00:08:00 GMT 2005

At 04:21 PM 7/28/2005, Gerald S Stoller wrote:
>         I tried to boot  FreeBSD  versions  5.0 ,  5.3 , and  5.4 ; all were
>unsuccessful.  I was told that something basic in the boot stuff was
>changed and my micro-processor (or  BIOS , or whatever) may be
>out-of-date vis-a-vis the new boot process.  My system's  uname -a  is
>FreeBSD  4.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 4.3-RELEASE #0: Sat Apr 21 10:54:49 GMT 2001
>     jkh at  i386
>The booting messages were:something like (this is an old copy):
>Building the boot loader arguments
>Relocating the loader and the BTX
>Verifying DMI Pool Data
>Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM:
>CD Loader 1.2
>         Is there any way to get the new system (into a fresh slice) with 
> a boot
>loader that works with my system?  If not, what upgrades do I need and do
>you know how to go about getting them?

You should be able to use the boot floppies to get your system booted into 
sysinstall.  From there you can use the CD to complete the install.


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