Many thanks, that solved the problem Brian
-----Original Message----- From: Pieter de Goeje [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 10 January 2007 07:01 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Brian Levie Subject: Re: unable to load kernel On Monday 08 January 2007 16:47, Brian Levie wrote: > After installing FreeBSD 6.1, I get the error message ‘Unable to load > kernel’ and it goes to an OK prompt. I suspect the problem is in the > geometry, when installing I get the message ’Geometry of 238316/16/63 > for ad0 is incorrect. Using a more likely geometry’. And appears to > use 14946/255/63. However the BIOS shows 58853/16/255, but attempting > to use this produces the same error message. The system has a 200Gb > hard disk, all but the last 1.5Gb is Windows XP, and it is the last > 1.5Gb I have tried to install FreeBSD. Any suggestions would be much > appreciated. No, the problem is that you do not have a kernel installed. When you come to the distribution part in sysinstall (FreeBSD's installation program), make sure you have selected at least one of the two available kernels in "Binary kernel distributions (required)". Good Luck! Cheers, Pieter PS. Although you certainly _can_ install FreeBSD on a 1.5GB partition, I would recommend more than 1.5GB for FreeBSD (for a fully configured system, 8+ GB would be apropriate) -- No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.8/621 - Release Date: 09/01/2007 13:37 -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Free Edition. Version: 7.5.432 / Virus Database: 268.16.9/622 - Release Date: 10/01/2007 14:52 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"