Installation problem

Mubeesh ali mubeeshalivm at
Mon Aug 23 07:01:24 UTC 2010


In my case(stuck at bios splash after freebsd install) ,i had to give it to
acer support ,as i risked losing warranty if i opened/dismantled  my laptop.
They have diagnosed harddrive to be faulty(the laptop is hardly 15 days old
:-(  ).  The lappy was running ubuntu and fedora fine.

Hope this does not repeat with my next try at freebsd .


On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> 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.
> --
> Polytropon
> Magdeburg, Germany
> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
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