Hello, Try booting from a FreeBSD Install CD, load the needed modules before booting the kernel, start the sysinstall. From sysinstall in the Install CD, start a "Fixit" shell. From the shell set the partitions booteable and write changes. Do not resize or apply newfs to the partitions, just set booteable and write the partition info. Mount your / slice, and install the BTX loader into the MBR using:
boot0cfg -vB -b /boot/boot0 /dev/TheDiskDevice That works for me on my SATA disks. Regards DMW El Lun, 28 de Mayo de 2007, 12:05, WarrenHead escribió: > Hi list, > > Yesterday I installed a new sata disk into my server, which is connected > to a highpoint rocket raid card. I plugged in only one disk, so no raid yet. > > I ran sysinstall and then fdisk and disklabel. All was fine and I placed > files onto the disk. Then I realized I had made a mistake, I had made > only one partition with fdisk, and two slices with disklabel. > (Mountpoints pointing to /mnt/x and /mnt/y.) > Somehow I got another mountpoint automatically which mounted the entire > disk as one, to /media/z. Weird. > > So I ran sysinstall again and used fdisk to erase everything and create > two partitions. I wrote these changes successfully to the disk. > > I then started disklabel (still from within sysinstall) and created the > two mount points for the two partitions again. > I tried to write these changes to the disk, but that failed. > > Mmm, weird. So, perhaps I needed to reboot first? > Which I did, and now I cannot boot anymore. > > The error messages that show on screen are something like this: > Can't stat /dev/ad4sd1 No such file or directory > Can't stat /dev/ad4se1 No such file or directory > After that I get a bogus shell which can do virtually nothing. I have no > idea what it is. > I can cat /etc/fstab though and noticed that the two lines with > mountpoints for the new disk are indeed the new lines. I guess disklabel > was partially succesfull? > > Perhaps I should simply remove these lines in /etc/fstab? > Unfortunately, with this ridiculous shell, I don't know how to. > > So I tried a livecd (Knoppix 5.1). Since the system disk was formatted > as ufstype=5xbsd, I have trouble writing to it. Bummer. > > But... should I remove these lines in /etc/fstab? Will this matter? > > Luckily I can read the disk, so if necessary I can start over, but I > hope there is something I can do from within that odd shell. > > Please advise, this particular problem is not fun. > > Cheers, Warren > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > -- .O. | Daniel Molina Wegener | C/C++ Developer ..O | dmw [at] unete [dot] cl | FOSS Coding Adict OOO | BSD & Linux User | Standards Rocks! _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"