Additional Hard Drive Prblems
dmiller at techskills.com
Sat Feb 11 12:28:23 PST 2006
Thanks in advanced for helping me.
I am doing a new install of FreeBSD 6.0 RELEASE
My computer is a Dell PowerEdge 400sc
I have 2 hard drives installed in the computer: 1 80GB IDE hard drive and 1
200 GB SATA hard drive
I can install FreeBSD on the IDE drive (detected as ad0) fine and have no
problems. The issue arises after the install when I try to fdisk and Label
the SATA drive (detected as ad4). I want to use the SATA drive as a depot
of sorts to hold all my media.
I use sysinstall after the installation to slice and label the drive. After
I do this and reboot FreeBSD will not boot properly. I usually get just a
blinking cursor where the boot loader should be or an invalid partition
error. I have tried installing with a boot loader, without a boot loader, I
have verified I am slicing and labeling the correct disk. I'm kind of at my
wits end. I have reloaded about 10 times trying various ideas. Any ideas
on what I could be doing wrong? Thanks for any help given.
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