FreeBSD 6.2 Boot Issue

Derek Ragona derek at
Thu Apr 26 16:23:29 UTC 2007

At 10:49 AM 4/26/2007, jhall at wrote:
>I have installed FreeBSD 6.2 on an HP Proliant G5 server with an E200i
>Smart Controller installed.  The installation was flawless.
>When I reboot the server after the installation, the boot loader screen is
>displayed.  I press F1 and the system beeps and comes back to the boot
>loader prompt.
>What should I be looking at?  I am at a loss since I usually end up with
>leftover hardware and this time I acutally got to purchase new hardware
>just for this project.
>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>Thanks for your help.

Check your BIOS that you are ALLOWING the boot sector to be written.

If that is OK, try disabling hyperthreading if that is turned on in your BIOS.


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