My Rebuild Problem

Derek Ragona derek at
Sat Feb 23 19:31:08 UTC 2008

At 09:14 AM 2/23/2008, tonylabarbara at wrote:
>Now I get this when I try and log on:
>no /boot/loader
>All I want to do is rebuild the silly FBSD! Again, I fell into this silly 
>loop when I tried to rebuild:
>-- Select Drive
>-- FDISK Partition Editor ("Q")
>-- Install Boot Manager
>and it just goes round, and round, and round. Can I just wipe the disk and 
>start over? And why these strange problems? I´m not connected to the 
>Internet, so no possibility of virus. Never had this problem before.


You don't mention what version you installing.

Be sure your BIOS is not set to not allow boot sector writes.  Some BIOS 
have this set to thwart boot sector viruses.

A few things you can try:
You can boot FreeDOS and run booteasy from the tools folder on the FreeBSD 
install CD to install the boot-manager.
Boot the FreeBSD install CD and use the emergency shell to check the hard 
drive for the correct creation of the folders and kernel.

If all else fails you can reformat and start over.


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