Urgent FreeBSD Boot question!

Kevin Oberman oberman at es.net
Mon Mar 20 23:01:57 UTC 2006

> Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2006 17:44:28 -0500
> From: Benjamin Sher <sher07 at mindspring.com>
> Sender: owner-freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> Dear Kevin:
> Sounds great! Just what I need. One question before I proceed: what is
> the holographic shell. Please be specific and provide step-by-step
> instructions. I am a bit nervous about this kind of brain surgery.
> Thank you again.
> Benjamin
> >
> > To write the MBR on the first disk, just boot the CD and select the
> > holographic shell. At that point, enter the command:
> > boot0cfg -B ad0
> >
> > That should do the trick. There are several other ways to do this, but
> > this is the first one I thought of for your situation.
> >   

Oops! I really meant the live file system. It is available on the
FreeBSD installation CD. It gives you a shell on the system.

Boot the installation CD
Select "Fixit"
Select "2 CDROM/DVD"
At the prompt, enter the boot0cfg command.
Type exit to return to sysinstall
Exit sysinstall to reboot the system
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)
Ernest O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)
E-mail: oberman at es.net			Phone: +1 510 486-8634

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