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Date:      Fri, 04 Oct 1996 18:29:01 -0400 (EDT)
From:      wb2oyc@cyberenet.net
To:        questions@freebsd.com
Cc:        Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
Subject:   Re: boot problem ?
Message-ID:  <XFMail.961004185834.wb2oyc@cyberenet.net>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSI.3.94.961003193424.230F-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>

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On 23:34:41 Doug White wrote:
>>On Wed, 2 Oct 1996 wb2oyc@cyberenet.net wrote:
>
>> Earlier today, I installed 2.1.0 on a machine at work via ftp.  I asked
>> it to install the bootmgr.  It did so, but.....

Doug,
How can this be so?  I had previously installed FreeBSD on this very
same machine/partition!  Both times doing precisely the same thing;
installing via ftp, and allowing the "auto" disklabel to name/size or
whatever FreeBSD calls it during the process.  Since the installation
works in all respects EXCEPT booting, the question really is how do I
install the boot-manager again, and have it work?  I can run it if I boot
from floppy, and enter this at the boot: prompt: wd(0,a)/kernel.  That 
works fine and the system runs as expected.  So, how do I correct the
boot manager problem?  I've blown it away with an fdisk /MBR from 
DOS.  I just need to know how to go about reinstalling it.

Paul




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