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Date:      Wed, 11 Oct 1995 08:18:13 +2:00
From:      "Tony Harverson" <harverso@aztec.co.za>
To:        questions@freebsd.org, "Alok K. Dhir" <adhir@iagi.net>
Subject:   Re: Boot off of sd0
Message-ID:  <m0t2uPv-000KfqC@aztec.co.za>

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> The problem I'm having is that I can't get the system (running 
> 951005-snap of 2.1-stable) to boot off of sd0.  I think I may have 
> screwed something up during the disklabel portion of the custom install.  
> If I boot without a floppy in the drive, I get a 
> "Missing Operating System" message from the BIOS (I assume its from the 
> BIOS, anyway).  If I boot off of a boot floppy and enter "sd(0,a)/kernel" 
> at the boot prompt, everything comes up beautifully.

I don't know if this will help at all, but I was having this problem 
on a machine about 1/2 year ago running 2.0.5.  The install seemed to 
be getting confused about the proper disklablelling.  I used the 
advice in the faq about putting a small dos partition on there with 
fdisk before starting and the problem went away when I next installed 
( and nuked the icky dos partition ;)

Tony



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