no /boot/loader - after installation

John Clement homeinbed at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 19:06:34 UTC 2007


So I got a copy of boot-only 6.2 onto cd and went back into the bios and
changed a few options:

LBA mode: off
Multi-sector transfers: auto
Fast PIO: auto
32 bit transfer mode: on
Ultra DMA: auto

then ran the 6.2 install using dangerously dedicated which went fine and
then on reboot now it comes up with

Not ufs
no /boot/loader

so a slightly different message now, but still no go....

anyone? - jc


On 20/07/07, John Clement <homeinbed at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The burner's been playing up recently so I've just been using the copy of
> 6.1 I've got.  Maybe I'll get a copy of 6.2 burnt at work to try after the
> weekend.
>
> The locked MBR hadn't occured to me, but having checked, unfortunately it
> wasn't that.  So back to the drawing board.  If anyone's got any other idea,
> I'de love to hear them!
>
> cheers -jc
>
> On 19/07/07, Derek Ragona <derek at computinginnovations.com> wrote:
> >
> >  At 03:31 AM 7/19/2007, John Clement wrote:
> >
> > I'm installing 6.1 on an HP Vectra VL420, I've been in the BIOS to set
> > the
> > C/H/S as per what the install reports (I've tried an 80GB Seagate and a
> > 250GB WD), the install all seems to go fine.  I've tried the FreeBSD
> > boot
> > manager, a standard MBR and even setting the disk as dedicated, but
> > regardless I end up with the same 'no /boot/loader' when it reboots.
> >
> > I suspect (and hope) I'm making a simple mistake, I just haven't seen
> > this
> > happen before.
> >
> > Thanks in advance!!
> >
> >
> > First you should try 6.2 which is the latest release.
> >
> > Check your BIOS that you are allowing to write to the boot area.  Many
> > BIOS have a setting to not allow this to prevent a virus writing to the boot
> > area.
> >
> >         -Derek
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