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Date:      Tue, 01 Jul 1997 17:18:02 -0500
From:      Jason Wong <>
To:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Help me please... no /KERNEL. I'm a FreeBSD newbie.
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When i start up my BSD isntallation normally (use BSD's boot manager),
it gives me the Boot: prompt. When i don't type anything and let the
defaults have at it, it says "dosdev=80, biosdrive=0, unit=0, maj=0"
"Can't find /kernel". Or, when I type "?" to get a file list and it
displays one, whenever i try to type it in, i get the message "Invalid
Format!" The only thing that seems to work is my FreeBSD install disk.
When it loads from there, and i let the defaults go, it shows
"0:fd(0,a)/kernel @ 0x27a000". I have no idea what this all means. I
have a DOS partition, also, if that makes a difference. I am very new at
this UNIX/FreeBSD thing. So, if you need more info or if you can help
me, PLEASE e-mail me at Thank you so much in
advance! {:-D

 - Jason Wong

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