FreeBSD Boot Problem on Multiple HDDs
derek at computinginnovations.com
Sun Jun 11 13:02:42 UTC 2006
You may need to do an upgrade reinstall. It sounds like the boot block is
foobar. If you reinstall the same version using the upgrade option, that
should take care of the problem.
At 01:38 AM 6/11/2006, Sean M. wrote:
>I just did my first ever bit of hardware hacking--salvaging a 6GB HDD
>from a useless computer and installing it as a slave--and went and put
>FreeBSD on it and a 3151MB partition on the master drive, which already
>had Windows 2000 Professional SP1. Here is how I chopped up the disks:
>ad0s1: FAT32 W2K (I have since converted to NTFS)
>ad0s2: /, swap, /tmp, /etc, and /var
>The problem is that I can't start FreeBSD. When I get to the boot
>loader, I see:
>F5 Disk 1
>Pressing <F2> starts the typical hardware listing, then I see:
>Manual root filesystem specification
>And the crux of the problem is that I can't type anything because the
>keyboard is frozen! What can I do here?
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