Unable to load kernel

Brian Levie brian at levie.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jan 5 14:13:32 UTC 2007

I have tried to install FreeBSD 6.1 (downloaded as an iso from
freebsd.org) onto the last 1.5Gb of a 120Gb disk, the rest is windows
XP, this appears to go normally except for the geometry I get the
message “geometry of 238216/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect.  Using a more
likely geometry”.  (Which turns out to be 14946/255/63).   When I
attempt to load FreeBSD  I get the error message “Unable to load kernel”
and it goes to the OK prompt.  In the bios it gives the geometry as
58853/16/255, however if I try to but this in once more I get the error
“Geometry … incorrect.  Using a more likely geometry.”
Any suggestions as to what I’m doing wrong?
Brian Levie

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