ok, I figured it out.
I just had to tinker a bit with the installation interface provided by the installation cdrom. The main thing I did was put the 6.1 root file system on this device: /dev/ad8s4a and then mount that device as / I now have my PC configured so that I can boot: XP FreeBSD 5.5 FreeBSD 6.1 Next, I need to figure out how to get X-windows to work on my console. X-windows works fine if I use an X-server on my Mac or my Linux box but when I type startx on the console, the console just goes dark and does nothing. Also, the virtual terminals [ alt f2,3,4... ] go dead. This means I need to ssh in and then reboot to get my console back. I suspect a hardware issue since pciconf -vl says this about my graphics interface: [EMAIL PROTECTED]:5:0: class=0x030000 card=0x2a31103c chip=0x5a611002 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00 vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc' class = display subclass = VGA According to man pciconf, none3 means 'there is no device configured in the kernel for the PCI device in question' which I is suspect is a problem [ but I'm not sure it's the root cause behind my x-windows problem ]. Anyone out there have any x-windows battle scars and possibly useful tips and or advice ?? Thanks, -Dan On 7/22/06, Dan Bikle <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
FreeBSD people, I'm trying to figure out how to setup dual boot on my PC. The PC has a 250G drive. Currently, when I boot, I see this menu on the console: F1 DOS F2 DOS F3 FreeBSD F4 FreeBSD F1 I avoid; The factory put an XP thingee there. F2 works well, when I pick it, the box boots with XP. F3 works well, when I pick it, the box boots with FreeBSD 5.5 F4 does not work; I want it to boot FreeBSD 6.1 So I did the obvious thing. I got a 6.1 installation CD and walked through the install. During the install, I asked that /dev/ad8s4d be mounted as /. But when I am given the F1,2,3,4 boot menu, and when I pick F4, I see this error: F4 Invalid partition No /boot/loader FreeBSD / i386 boot Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel boot: Can any of you give me any tips on how to make /dev/ad8s4d bootable? Or can you give me an understanding about how I can tell the ' boot: ' prompt that I want to boot off of /dev/ad8s4d BTW...... After I boot 5.5, I'm able to mount the partition I want to boot from. So, I mounted it as /root61 I see this: df -k Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ad8s3a 91913630 20140014 64420526 24% / /dev/ad8s4d 94132520 1077196 85524724 1% /root61 devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev linprocfs 4 4 0 100% /usr/compat/linux/proc When I look in /root61, I see this: moibsd# ls -la /root61/boot/kernel/kernel -r-xr-xr-x 1 root wheel 6687708 May 6 21:42 /root61/boot/kernel/kernel moibsd# ls -la /root61 total 56 drwxr-xr-x 20 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:32 . drwxr-xr-x 28 root wheel 1024 Jul 22 13:55 .. -rw-r--r-- 2 root wheel 801 May 6 21:00 .cshrc -rw-r--r-- 2 root wheel 251 May 6 21:00 .profile drwxrwxr-x 2 root operator 512 Jul 21 18:29 .snap -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel 6187 May 6 21:00 COPYRIGHT drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 1024 Jul 21 18:29 bin drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:32 boot drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 cdrom drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 cdrom1 lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 10 Jul 21 18:32 compat -> usr/compat drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 dev drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 dist drwxr-xr-x 18 root wheel 2048 Jul 21 18:35 etc drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 1024 Jul 21 18:29 lib drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 libexec drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 May 6 20:54 mnt dr-xr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 May 6 20:54 proc drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 2560 Jul 21 18:29 rescue drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:29 root drwxr-xr-x 2 root wheel 2560 Jul 21 18:29 sbin lrwxrwxrwx 1 root wheel 11 Jul 21 18:29 sys -> usr/src/sys drwxrwxrwt 2 root wheel 512 May 6 20:54 tmp drwxr-xr-x 16 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:32 usr drwxr-xr-x 22 root wheel 512 Jul 21 18:32 var moibsd# Thanks, -Dan
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