On Thu, Sep 09, 2004 at 02:58:02PM -0400, fbsd_user wrote: > MS/Windows98 is first partition with 30% of 10 gig IDE hard > drive. This booted and worked as expected. Downloaded 5.3-beta3 > miniinstall.iso using my Freebsd server box, ran md5 and verified > correct hash with checksum.md5 file. Burned to cdrom and installed > 5.3 as second system on MS/Windows98 box with Freebsd default boot > manager. Freebsd install went fine. On first reboot tried to load > MS/Windows98. After F1 key win98 boot just hung there doing nothing. > Did pc reset and boot started again, this time selected F3 key for > 5.3 boot which just hung there doing nothing. > > Now hard drive is unusable. PC boot using MS/Windows98 floppy to get > to native DOS prompt and ran fdisk which shows win98 and freebsd > allocated as expected. > This also happened with 5.3-beta1 and had to DOS fdisk HD to single > partition and format c: before was able to reinstall win98 from > cdrom. fdisk /mbr did not help. > > Just to test equipment I then installed 4.10 as second system with > default Freebsd boot manager and every thing worked as expected. > > 5.3 install from downloaded iso image has show stopper problem using > default boot manger. > > Anybody reading this post from the 5.3 release build team have any > ideas on how to recover both systems on HD without blanking out HD > like before? >
I had something like this happen a few times from my mistakes and found that gag bootloader will install and boot or "recover" both os. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"