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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 13:18:05 -0800 (PST)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        David Kirchner <>
Subject:   Re: Western Digital boot failures
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On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, David Kirchner wrote:

> 	I have re-installed FreeBSD 2.1.0 about 4 times now and I still 
> cannot figure out how to get it to boot.

Ugly.  But it took me that many times the first time I did it to finally 
figure it out :-)

> 	My drive is an 850MB EIDE drive by Western Digital and I am using 
> the 'other OS compatibility' option. It has two small unused partitions 
> around it in the partitioning table editor.

You imply this is the second disk on the first IDE controller.  Is this 
true?  What is the configuration of your disks?

Once we understand your configuration more we can start debugging this.

> 	When I use the booteasy option, I keep hitting F1 over and over, 
> nothing ever happens other than repeating the "BSD  F?" banner.

As a note, booteasy will not start FreeBSD off the second disk without 
some reprogramming.  You can use OS-BS or any other boot manager if you 
need to boot off the second disk.  (I use OS/2's Boot Manager and it 
works great.)

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet: | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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