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Date:      Mon, 11 Sep 1995 11:17:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: (Keith Dickey)
To:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Two problems with FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <199509111817.SAA04980@stealth>

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I have recently installed FreeBSD on a 133 Mhz Pentium based Micron
Electronics machine.  I have two problems that I would like help with.

On a WD 1.62 Gb EIDE hard disk I have DOS and FreeBSD installed, when
the DOS partition is the active partition the Boot Manager prompts
for the desired operating system and either system can be booted.
When the FreeBSD partition is the active partition, I only get the
message "Missing Operating System".  The machine is hung and the only
way out is with hardware reset.  I noted that when I installed FreeBSD
the machine hung at the point where the install menu indicated a machine
re-boot would occur.

The DOS partition was modified with the `fips' program to make room
for the FreeBSD partition.

The `pfdisk' output for the partition table:

Partition table on device: 0
geometry 786 64 63 (cyls heads sectors)
#	ID	First(cyl)	Last(cyl)	Name	# start, length(sectors)
1	6	0			253			DOSbi	# 63, 1024065
2	165	254			785			unkno	# 1024128, 2145024
3	0	0			0			empty	# 0,0
4	0	0			0			empty	# 0,0

The physical geometry of the disk is:

3148 cyls  16 heads  63 sectors

The second problem I have is:  I panicked the kernel after doing a
cd /; find . -name bash -print.  Now when I boot FreeBSD I get the
message "WARNING: / was not properly dismounted."  The machine hangs
and the only way out is with hardware reset.  Is there a procedure to
boot from floopy disk in order to run `fsck' on the root file system?
I didn't catch the exact panic message something to the effect of
corrupt file.

Keith R. Dickey
Software Staff Specialist
ADP Dealer Services
Portland, OR

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