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Date:      Thu, 7 May 2020 12:32:30 -0700
From:      David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: SSD woes - boot
Message-ID:  <82936c42-1bfa-02da-7dea-60658df8d9bb@holgerdanske.com>
In-Reply-To: <E35B2E1F-8BEB-458C-97BF-3EF030CA0643@kukulies.org>
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On 2020-05-07 02:16, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> Today I went into my local computer store and bought me a new SATA cable. Connected the Kingston SSD with the new cable and
> it got recognized immediately.

I would cut the connectors off the old cable and recycle it.


> Anyway, I booted, but still hit the wrong disk (with F5 which was preset). I hit F1. Got into the FreeBSD boot(8) prompt
> 
>>> FreeBSD/i386 BOOT
> Default: 0:ad(0,a)
> boot:
> After some fiddling - ? gave me a directory listing but could not much do with that - I found that everything I typed, like lsdev,
> ended up in being appended to the Default line, like:
> 
> Default: 0:ad(0,a)lsdev
> 
> So I type /boot/loader and - voila - I hit it, landed exactly in the desired disk/partition.
> 
> Now I got to figure out the UUID labeling thing - maybe :)

Let us know how it works out.


David



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