Loading 10.0 on old HD

B J va6bmj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 22:21:35 UTC 2014

On 2/18/14, Al Plant <noc at hdk5.net> wrote:
> Aloha,
> Where can I find a "how to on" loading the new 10.0 Freebsd onto a HD
> which already has a previous version of 9* 8* 7* or Windows on it.
> There is an error I think from the old boot loader from the original OS
> on there.
> Error:
>   init
> The process stops with:
> /bin/sh  ON /etc/rc
> Then goes to single usr mode:
> How can I clean the disk from whatever is stopping the process of
> loading the new Loader and OS 10.0
> I have 7 of these HD's I have tried.

This may not be the answer you're looking for, but whenever I install
a new version of FreeBSD on a drive, I usually delete all existing
partitions using the Linux utility Parted Magic:


I don't recall ever having any installation problems after it.  On the
other hand, one can completely wipe a drive using Darik's Boot and
Nuke (also known as DBAN), available from:


B. M. Jatzeck

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