Can't boot with a new install

Yousef Raffah yraffah at
Tue Mar 28 07:30:56 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 09:17 +0300, Yousef Raffah wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-03-28 at 06:54 +0530, Joseph Koshy wrote:
> > yr> I see no reason why it can't boot of my drive after
> > yr> installing FreeBSD, although this is not my first BSD
> > 
> > Check if there is a disk geometry mismatch.  Can you boot
> > from a CD and access the hard-disk in 'fixit' mode?
> > 
> Thank you Joseph for the reply and I would like to assure you that Yes,
> I am able to boot from a CD and access the hard-disk in fixit mode by
> mounting it under /mnt like this:
> # mount /dev/ad0s1 /mnt
> I can see all the folders in there were created yesterday, which is
> correct! Any other hints to look for?
I just tried fdisk in the "Fixit" mode and thought you guys might know
what exactly is going on.

# fdisk /dev/ad0
******* Working on device /dev/ad0 *******
parameters extracted from in-core disklabel are:
cylinders=155061 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl)

Figures below won't work with BIOS for partitions not in cyl 1
parameters to be used for BIOS calculations are:
cylinders 155061 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl)

Media sector size is 512
Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
Information from DOS bootblock is:
The data for partition 1 is:
sysid 165 (0xa5),(FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD)
	start 63, size 156296322 (76316 Meg), flag 80 (active)
		beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1;
		end: cyl 1023/ head 254/ sector 63
The data for partition 2 is:
The data for partition 3 is:
The data for partition 4 is:

Yousef Raffah
Senior Systems Administrator
SSIS - The Savola Group

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