It's true. I got the same problem with my FreeBSD 5.0 box. I guess it's sort of a bug or something with boot manager installation. To get rid of that problem just boot from you FreeBSD 4.9 CD-ROM and run partition configuration utility from menu. And re-set your bootable partition and re-install the boot manager. I choose standard boot manager always. In that way you should boot FreeBSD system after restarting without re-installing it. Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 9:49:55 AM, you wrote: e> HI, e> I am pretty sure this is a misconfigured partition problem but maybe someone there can help. e> installing freeBSD 4.9 onto a compaq deskpro, 4 GB IDE, 192 MB RAM, previous OS is XP home ed. e> I dedicated a 4 GB drive to freebsd 4.9 and specified it be e> bootable. I also installed (at least e> once) the boot loader. e> no matter the configuration when the boot loader or the bios e> tries to boot freeBSD a black, blank e> screen appears and the system reboots. It loops like this. e> no problems installing from CDrom. Only problem is after the e> installation. I have confirmed that e> freeBSD files are on the hard drive and as a test I installed e> SUSE linux onto the same machine, no e> problems. e> any suggestions or resources to explore. i have looked over the e> handbooks and googled it to death. e> thanks very much e> matt e> _______________________________________________ e> [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list e> http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions e> To unsubscribe, send any mail to e> "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" -- Best regards, flux mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"