On 2004-04-18 00:21, nestor <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > today ran thru install using entire 2nd HD for bsd 5.0 by foolowing FREE > BSD UNLEASHED 2nd ed. it seemed pretty straight forward. but after > install did not boot into bsd. boot loader options were to come up > after i initially said do nothing now when disk 2 was picked for > install. but the later oppotunity never came up. xp is on disk 1 and bsd > on 2nd. expected equivalent of lilo or grub to load on mbr of 1st disk > but no such luck. what about a boot floppy option? this would be less > nerve racking. no error messages came up only congatulations. i use dsl > for internet connexn and not on any networks. just tying to learn. any > ideas? thnx. a boot floppy would sure help so as not to damage winxp.
You can always use your installation CDROM as a boot floopy and/or resque disk for such 'problems'. Just boot from the CDROM and interrupt the boot process at the spinning '/' character stage by pressing SPACE. You should see a prompt like this: >> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT Default: 0:ad(0,a)/kernel boot: Instead of pressing RETURN to boot the default kernel, type this at the 'boot:' prompt: 1:ad(1,a)/boot/loader This should bring up your /boot/loader from the second ATA disk. The rest of the booting process is relatively easy, so I think you'll manage alright. If not, keep notes and mail us again :-) - Giorgos _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"