* Hans F. Nordhaug <hans.f.nordh...@himolde.no> [2009-07-07]: > Hi! > > I have been running FreeBSD happily for several years on the same old > hardware. 2 weeks ago when I was on vacation one of the disks started > to have problems, and 5 days ago the disk just stopped working - far > too many read failures to get anything mounted. I got a new disk > yesterday (finally home from vacation). The problems started when I > tried to install FreeBSD 7.2 - I got "no disks found" from sysinstall > all the time. The BIOS reported happily the new master and the old > slave/hard drive. OK, I just disconnected the old slave and was able to > install FreeBSD on the master. I was thinking/hoping that with the OS > in place I should be able to read the old slave (which was one single > UFS partition). Anyway, if I connect the old slave/hard drive I get > "invalid partition" when booting - argh! > > What should/can I do? If I run the Live CD (livefs), I of course get > "no disks found" ... [cut]
I did some more tests and: 1) Using only the old slave/hard drive works - it's detected by sysinstall. (The new drive is disconected.) 2) I replaced the FreeBSD boot manager with the standard boot manager, but still the FreeBSD boot manager kicked in unless I disconnected the old slave. This seems to indicate that the old slave also has a FreeBSD boot manager installed... The next obvious step (to me) is to remove the FreeBSD boot manager from the old slave. I guess I can do it with sysinstall, but how? The data on the disk can not be lost... Is there other things I should try? Regards, Hans Nordhaug _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"