I have an XP/FreeBSD 5.x dual boot machine that has been running fine for 6mos which I had to power down last week. It had been booted to XP and I did a normal clean shutdown, but now my XP system is hosed. After using BSD to backup data, I tried a normal install to redo the partition, but found that for whatever reason, XP cannot write to the partition table (if that is the term) and the install bails. I tried using /stand/sysinstall to delete the partition, but it too gives an error:
Unable to write data to disk ad4! Disk Partition write returned an error status! I have also noticed that when booting into FreeBSD now, it takes a couple minutes to get past the detection of my mouse, hanging after the 5 buttons line below (from dmesg): ums0: Microsoft Microsoft 5-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM), rev 1.10/3.00, add r 2, iclass 3/1 ums0: 5 buttons and Z dir. uhub0: device problem, disabling port 2 When initially setting up the partitions, I believe I made 4 primary partitions though I wouldn't think this is causing any issue here. Any ideas on how to fix this? Is there some BSD tool that I am not thinking of? Hardware: ASUS A7V600 VIA KT600 VIA 8237 SATA150 controller Maxtor 6Y120M0 SATA drive. TIA Derrick _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"