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Date:      Sun, 29 Sep 1996 14:19:02 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Michael Grove <mike.grove@usask.ca>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Boot Problems
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.960929141715.911D-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <1.5.4.32.19960929194527.00671dd0@mail.usask.ca>

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On Sun, 29 Sep 1996, Michael Grove wrote:

> At this point I have a Minimal version of FreeBSD installed on a second
> harddrive, but I have no way to boot from it.  For some reason it did not
> install the boot manager as asked, or else something else (namely WIN95) has
> removed it.  Do you have any idea how to solve this problem??  If you need
> any more information, just ask, for I have no idea what information would
> help you.

You can boot it using the boot floppy.  At the Boot: prompt, type

wd(0,a)/kernel

assuming you're trying to boot your first disk, or

wd(1,a)/kernel

if it's your second IDE disk, and so forth.  

You can reinstall the boot manager by booting with a DOS disk and running
the bootinst.exe utility off of the CDROM or ftp.freebsd.org in the tools
directory.

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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