booting from wrong disk

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Oct 15 17:59:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, 15 Oct 2009 11:36:56 -0400, PJ <af.gourmet at> wrote:
> I imagine it is something in the boot files... but how to fix that?

The easiest way is to prepare the disk with sysinstall. The
steps usually involve:
	1. creation of slice, usually covering whole disk
	2. marking the slice "active"
	3. installing the standard MBR
	4. partitioning the slice as intended
	5. format the partitions

And as I said, sysinstall's slice and partition editor are
often my tools of choice, allthough you can do all this with
the correct command line tools (which you obviously do when
scripting automated processes).

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