At 07:11 PM 8/8/2008, acmeinc wrote:

Excellent!  I will try this among the other things mentioned when I get back
home.

Final note, what would this BIOS MBR setting look like normally, or an idea
of where to look in the CMOS.

THanks

A lot of BIOS's have a setting for boot virus prevention, or it will just be to enable or disable the boot area being written. Most BIOS's have just a few pages of settings, so look through them all.

        -Derek




Derek Ragona wrote:
>
> At 07:00 PM 8/8/2008, acmeinc wrote:
>
>>Check things?  Which things should I be checking for?   And where should I
be
>>checking them, to be more specific, which optoin should I choose within
>>sysinstall to check the things?
>>
>>I am reading on another forum the installation is incorrect and to try
>>again, however I have tried many times.  Do you think the minimun install
is
>>not enough to allow for bootup?
>
> Before you exit sysinstall, go to the emergency shell I believe alt+F4
> will
> get you there.  Then do:
> mount
>
> The output from mount will show where the new filesystems are mounted.
> You
> can check that /boot is populated and that you have a kernel in
> /boot/kernel/kernel.  To check those you'd type:
>
> ls -al [fill in the root mount point]/boot
>
> and
>
> ls -al [fill in the root mount point]/boot/kernel/kernel
>
> Check your BIOS settings.  It is likely you have a setting in the BIOS
> preventing the boot area being written.
>
>          -Derek
>
>
>
>
>>Derek Ragona wrote:
>> >
>> > At 04:42 PM 8/8/2008, acmeinc wrote:
>> >
>> >>No /boot/loader
>> >>no /boot/kernel/kernel
>> >>
>> >>I isntalled FreeBSD 7.0 with the defaults for partiioning. I am using
>> one
>> >>hard drive in which I followed with the ASQ (auto, tag for boot, quit)
>> >>command. I choose the standard boot loader option. I installed through
>> the
>> >>master freebsd site via ethernet. Upon the congratulation screen is
>> asks
>>for
>> >>a reboot, and to remove the boot disk, I resart to the error message
>>above.
>> >>I believe it is because a boot loader is not installed, however, it
>> should
>> >>be. Is it not in the set up, it is one of the first steps.
>> >>
>> >>Following the errors I am in put into a boot prompt:
>> >>
>> >>boot:
>> >>
>> >>Are there any commands I can run from this prompt to manually boot? How
>>can
>> >>I make the boot work? Will I need to install my own boot loader? How
>> can I
>> >>install a manul boot loader? How can I check if the boot loader is
>> >>installed, but just not loading properly?
>> >
>> > You would do well do try the install again, but check things BEFORE you
>> > allow sysinstall to exit and reboot.  Also check that your BIOS has any
>> > anti-virus settings not allowing the boot area of the hard disk to be
>> > written, turned off.
>> >
>> >          -Derek
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