Not booting after freebsd install

Bruce Cran bruce at
Mon Aug 16 21:35:46 UTC 2010

On Mon, 16 Aug 2010 22:30:07 +0100
Bruce Cran <bruce at> wrote:

> Specific configurations of partitions (or rather, byte patterns) are
> known to cause some BIOSes to hang during POST - on mine it was
> Windows and FreeBSD. If you can, try switching from AHCI to IDE or
> vice versa. Otherwise you might have to remove the drive and
> reconfigure it on another system with a less buggy BIOS.

For reference, my problem was due to the AHCI BIOS:;jsessionid=BE85ABF882B97023AE879865A741FDD6.node7COM
It was solved by resetting the CMOS so I could get into the setup menu.

Bruce Cran

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