FreeBSD 7.0 bootloader error

Andrei Frunza frunzales at
Sun Apr 13 14:14:22 UTC 2008

Nevermind, my problem was related to my src.conf file - I've enabled
the WITHOUT_FORTH option without really knowing what am I doing.
Basically this option disables some bootloader features that are
needed in order to actually show up the boot menu, kernel output blah

On Sun, Apr 13, 2008 at 8:28 AM, Andrei F. <frunzales at> wrote:
> Hello. I've installed FreeBSD 7.0 on one of my machines and I also went
> through the buildworld/buildkernel/installkernel/installworld procedures.
> Whenever my machine gets restarted the FreeBSD bootloader doesn't start
> correctly, meaning that graphically the boot options don't show up screen
> anymore. This happened only after I 'make installworld' and rebooted my
> machine. As you can see, the kernel messages are not displayed either. From
> the bootloader section I'm jumping directly to my login prompt. It seems
> that some file(s) in the /boot directory has been modified and it's not
> interpreted correctly anymore. One last thing that I have to mention: I did
> not touch any file in /boot.
>  BTX loader 1.0  BTX version is 1.01
>  Consoles: internal video/keyboard
>  Bios drive C: is disk0
>  Bios 639kB/1039104kB available memory
>  FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 1.1
>  (andrei at fbsd.lan, Sun Apr 13  00:04:39 EDT 2008)
>  > \
>  \: unknown command
>  -
>  /boot/kernel/kernel text=0x2d6c34 data=0x2e180+0x280dc
>  syms=[0x4+0x3a390+0x4+0x4bdcf]
>  Hit [Enter] to boot immediately, or any other key for command prompt.
>  Booting [/boot/kernel/kernel]...
>  \
>  FreeBSD/i386 (fbsd.lan) (ttyv0)
>  login:

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