Sorry for replying again, but I succeed to press "send" while editing the previous reply :((( (press tab + space -> send, ooops) I hope I included all the relevant information in my previous reply.
To finish, I was wondering if I can specify in boot2 prompt which is the correct slice&partition to use for booting. If my assumptions are correct, in expression 0:ad(0,a)/kernel ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ | | | | | | | | | - the path inside the partition | | | | | | | - partition in slice | | | | | - ??? is this the slice #, drive # ??? | - refers to driver - refers to the disk unit If no RTFM is available, point me to the source files. I am not familiar with the FreeBSD kernel sources, but I'll have no problem reading some code. Thank you again, /Dorin. PS2. Does anybody has a clue why the FreeBSD associates the slice # 2 (i.e. ad0s2) for the PT entry 4? Initially, I had MBR PT: ad0s1 XP - not used, reserved space - not used, reserved space ad0s2 FreeBSD (swap, /) I have installed Debian swap and / in entries 2 and 3, and the FreeBSD associated the (correct) numbers: ad0s1 XP ad0s2 Debian swap ad0s3 Debian / ad0s4 FreeBSD (swap, /) ^^ This made the FreeBSD boot process to fail until I "fixit" the /etc/fstab to mount the correct root partition. At that time, I was also unable to specify in boot2 prompt (?) where my / is. My opinion is that if the PT entry # corresponding to the PT entry were used in the first place, this problem will be avoid. Probably this reflects a superficial view, but for a simple HDD configuration this make sense to me. Thanks again for any opinions/suggestions. __________________________________ 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]"