Installation problem

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Aug 23 06:38:58 UTC 2010

On Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:05:39 -0400, Derek Schwartz <derekschwartz19 at> wrote:
> Well, I don't have a memory stick, but I do have other hard drives,
> should I try it on the other HD's???

Have you been lucky to successfully boot from CD / DVD (1st question)
and install FreeBSD onto the hard disk (2nd question)? Did the result
then also boot (3rd question)?

In case you suspect the hard drive to be any "faulty" (or at least
acting strange), you could test with a spare disk. Doesn't need to
be a tenmelonhundredterabytes disk just for testing. :-)

I still suspect some remains of some Linux boot loader still present
on the disk...

If you have a floppy disk drive in your PC, you can download tomsRTBT,
a Linux that fits onto one diskette. You can then use its dd command
to wipe the first parts of the disk to make ENTIRELY SURE that there's
no interfereing rest of a Linux boot loader.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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