I decided to copy my -current from the second ide disk to the first ide disk because it's a faster disk.
So I basically just made a new partition with a new filesystem and copied everything over to the new partition on the first disk. I edited fstab and /boot/loader.conf to correct for the new locations, and did a disklabel -B ad0s3 to install the new boot sector. (Should that be sufficient for the boot code?) Now it all works great if I boot it from a floppy installation disk, but if I try to boot from the new partition I get this error: I use grub to load /boot/loader from the new partition as usual, which works fine. When I tell it to 'boot' I see the usual boot loader message and the little spinner spin for a second then it prints out the list of BIOS drives (which I normally do not see) and then the loader drops into an abnormal loop, printing out error messages that go by so fast I can't read them. I think there are two or maybe three lines that repeat over and over, but I'm not positive about that. The error messages continue for about a second, and then the machine reboots spontaneously. As I said, when I boot from a floppy it all works great, and in fact I've rebuilt world and kernel twice that way without any errors. The new partition is in the last 8GB of an 80GB drive. I've installed -current > 1023 cyl before without problems, so I'm assuming that it should work? Any hints? To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message