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Date:      Wed, 10 Jan 2007 08:01:11 +0100
From:      Pieter de Goeje <pieter@degoeje.nl>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Brian Levie <brian@levie.freeserve.co.uk>
Subject:   Re: unable to load kernel
Message-ID:  <200701100801.11519.pieter@degoeje.nl>
In-Reply-To: <000201c7333c$5c9e48c0$ba01a8c0@brian5vgqrbw1x>
References:  <000201c7333c$5c9e48c0$ba01a8c0@brian5vgqrbw1x>

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On Monday 08 January 2007 16:47, Brian Levie wrote:
> After installing FreeBSD 6.1, I get the error message =91Unable to load
> kernel=92 and it goes to an OK prompt.  I suspect the problem is in the
> geometry, when installing I get the message  =92Geometry of 238316/16/63
> for ad0 is incorrect.  Using a more likely geometry=92.   And appears to
> use 14946/255/63.    However the BIOS shows 58853/16/255, but attempting
> to use this produces the same error message.   The system has a 200Gb
> hard disk, all but the last 1.5Gb is Windows XP, and it is the last
> 1.5Gb I have tried to install FreeBSD.  Any suggestions would be much
> appreciated.
No, the problem is that you do not have a kernel installed. When you come t=
o=20
the distribution part in sysinstall (FreeBSD's installation program), make=
=20
sure you have selected at least one of the two available kernels in "Binary=
=20
kernel distributions (required)".
Good Luck!

Cheers,
Pieter

PS. Although you certainly _can_ install FreeBSD on a 1.5GB partition, I wo=
uld=20
recommend more than 1.5GB for FreeBSD (for a fully configured system, 8+ GB=
=20
would be apropriate)



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