I know I'm going to regret asking this, because it's undoubtedly something simple that I'm missing, but I can't for the life of me make this work.
A little background: I have FreeBSD 5.2.1-RELEASE installed on an ATA133 drive, which is connected to a Soyo SY-P4S Dragon Ultra motherboard. The motherboard has 4 onboard IDE ports -- two regular (slower) IDE ports (labeled 1 & 2 on the board), controlled by the BIOS; and two faster "RAID" ports (3 & 4), controlled by an onboard Highpoint HPT370/372 controller. When installing from CD, everything works as expected with no errors, regardless of which IDE channel/port I have the hard drive connected to. And, just to note, when I have it connected to IDE port 3 (an ATA133-capable port), FreeBSD addressed the drive as ad4 after booting. When attempting to boot after the install, however, the boot loader is apparently defaulting to a floppy drive, as this is all I get: Verifying DMI Pool Data ............ error 1 lba 0 error 1 lba 0 No /boot/loader FreeBSD/i386 boot Default: 22:fd(22,a)/kernel boot: If I type "0:ad(0,a)/boot/loader" at the boot: prompt, though, it actually runs the loader and presents me with the ASCII daemon and the boot menu. I've tried putting that "0:ad" statement in /boot.config, but it didn't seem to have any effect on the boot process (i.e., it still defaulted to 22:fd and gave me the same errors). Can anybody tell me what I might have missed, or what I might be doing wrong? My head is getting a little sore from beating it on random hard, flat surfaces. TIA, Jamie _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"