Cant boot fresh install of freebsd 6.2 or dell poweredge 6650
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Apr 12 16:17:38 UTC 2007
At 09:21 AM 4/12/2007, Craig Russell wrote:
>I am a newbie using freebsd and have run into a
>problem on a new install on a dell poweredge 6650. I
>am installing to a hardeware raid 1 on an LSI Logic
>raid controller. The installation appears to go well
>but after a reboot the freebsd boot manager comes up
>with F1 to boot Freebsd (or default) and then it
>complains of no boot loader followed by a "no
>The default boot parameter is
>I've tried different slices with the same results. I
>have tried using the MBR instead of the freebsd boot
>manager. I have tried different bios settings on the
>raid card (LSI logic in the poweredge 6650). I'm not
>really sure what to try next. I've even tried to
>install it on a different machine on a single sata
>drive with the same result. I am obviously doing
>something wrong but I can't for the life of me figure
>out what it is.
>Thank you for any help or direction you can provide.
If you have tried on two systems, one with a standard IDE/SATA drive and
that failed to boot as well, I would suspect the install media is bad. I
would download a new ISO and burn a new cd. You might try an ISO from a
different mirror. It is possible your CD is foobar. Be sure you get the
correct disk 1 ISO from whatever mirror you use.
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