FreeBSD Boot

Erich Dollansky erich at
Mon Mar 21 13:04:45 UTC 2011


you have a bootmanager installed.

On Monday 21 March 2011 19:48:27 Michael Klapheke wrote:
> Hi.  I know this subject has been addressed in other posts, but I cannot seem to get it to work.  I have inherited a FreeBSD server and I cannot get it to boot properly.  I read the articles on avoiding having to press the F1 key, and I tried to follow the suggestions (note, my disks are labeled "da0s1" etc.  instead of "ad0") as in the following:

da are SCSI disks, ad are ATA disks.

> boot0cfg -B -b /boot/boot0 /dev/da0
> or even
> fdisk -B -b /boot/boot0 /dev/da0

Just start sysinstall and write a plain mbr without a boot manager.

> Neither of these prevents the user from having to press the F1 key.

Of course not.


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