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Hi guys, I had installed FreeBSD in my schools computer systems lab, so I decided to install it at home as a dual boot with Solaris 10, already installed on half the HD. I downloaded the images off FreeBSD.org, burned them to CD's, and then did a post burn md5sum on them to make sure they burned properly. The install seemed to go well, other than not being able to read fvwm off the disc. When I boot, the error I'm getting after I select FreeBSD in the boot loader is that it "cant find the 'kernel'". Just before I get the error, it says "Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf", so naturally that's the first place I looked after booting into single user mode with the live CD. Strangely, I found that not only was there no /boot/defaults/loader.conf, the /boot/defaults folder didn't even exist. There is, however, a /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf. Normally, I'd just edit the boot loader but 1) I want to make sure something didn't go horribly wrong with the install (I also noticed that bin and sbin in the / directory had @ signs after them, i.e. bin@, and I wasn't sure this was normal, though I haven't dealt with UNIX much), and 2) according to google and the online documentation, the only way to "edit" the boot loader is to install a new one. So, what should I do? Copy the /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf to /boot/defaults/loader.conf? Reinstall using the CD's I burned at school that I know work? Install a new boot loader and point it at /dist/boot/defaults/loader.conf? Thanks in advance for the help. Andy Street _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"