> I don't know. I've never had to change away from "Auto" to
> get any other OS
> to install or boot from any of my hard drives, though, so I
> really doubt
> that is the problem. I'm quite confident the problem must
> lie with FreeBSD
> itself, in the form of a bug or a lack of hardware support.
> Although my
> integrated IDE controller and all other basic hardware is on
> the FreeBSD
> supported hardware list.
Not the best solution, but have you thought of using the Gag boot loader
to get around this? (sourceforge)
> > [ ... ]
> > > I definitely do not have hardware issues, because Linux,
> Windows XP,
> > > Windows 2000, BeOS, and SkyOS have all worked fine at various
> > > points, and Windows XP
> > > continues to work fine :-)
> > Your error message reflects a BIOS-level failure to find a bootable
> > partition.
> > Do you already have a bootable partition on the system, and
> are trying
> > to install FreeBSD in a second partition? If so, which
> partition is
> > marked active?
> No. The hard drive is the only hard drive attached (I
> detached my two other
> drives with WinXP and data files on them, so they couldn't
> get inadvertently
> hosed during installation... those two devices were on the
> primary IDE
> chain. I moved the blank hard drive and the CD-ROM drive,
> which were on the
> secondary IDE chain, onto the primary IDE chain to try to get FreeBSD
> installed that way. There's currently nothing on the
> secondary IDE chain).
> And, I did ensure in all my attempts that I marked the single
> slice I created with fdisk as bootable.
My thought here is to double check that the drive is in the master
position on the ribbon.
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