<snip> > > The problem was that the new XP partition, not ^^^ Oops, mistype: I was talking about the new FreeBSD partition.
> > The second stage FreeBSD boostrap program, "boot2", > assumes that the the > slice being booted is the FreeBSD slice with the > active partition flag > set or (if no FreeBSD slice has the active partition > flag) the first > FreeBSD slice. If you have two FreeBSD slices on a > single disk and your > MBR (master bootstrap record) program does not > rewrite the MBR with the > active flag set for the selected slice before it > runs boot2, either > because you have disabled that feature with the > boot0cfg command or > because you are not using the FreeBSD boot0 MBR > program, then boot2 > could very easily try to boot the wrong slice. > > If I understand your email, you must have run afoul > of the fragile > assumptions made by boot2. What program were you > using for the master > bootstrap? Do you know which slice had the active > partition flag? > I am using the Debian lilo in MBR to select which os I should boot. Initially was: ad0s1 XP * marked as bootable ad0s2Swap Debian Debian / FreeBSD (swap, /) * marked as bootable Everything was fine. I needed space for FreeBSD, so went into /stand/sysinstall and delete XP; recreate a new FreeBSD slice, press W to save it into MBR, forgot the pesky "bootable" flag, return to FreeBSD, and before creating any partition in the new FreeBSD slice, now first, I rebooted. In MBR I had: FreeBSD (no slices) * marked as bootable Swap Debian Debian / FreeBSD (swap, /) * marked as bootable In this moment, the FreeBSD doesn't boot anymore. From fixit/live cd, I reset the bootable flag for first slice and the system booted finely well. I was hoping that I can specify in the boot2 prompt the correct partition, on ad0s4 > Dan Strick > [EMAIL PROTECTED] __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Free Pop-Up Blocker - Get it now http://companion.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"