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Old 11-08-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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FreeBSD-6.0 crashes at boot-options screen.<SOLVED>


This is my first Experiance of FreeBSD, (or any BSD for that matter)
and i cannot say im haiving a good one lol.

if anyone can offer advice i would be greatfull.

Ive downloaded the latest FreeBSD-6.0 for amd64.
All MD5's passed.

sucessfully installed (used the canned setup option User+X)

Hardware...

CPU: Athlon64 3400+ Socket 754
Ram: 2 * 512 Kingston ValueRam DDR400 (DoubleSided)
Chipset: nForce3-250
Motherboard: Asus K8N (Bios 1006.001)

Partiton setup:
1: Windows - 20Gb (FAT32)
2: Linux root (XFS)
3: FreeBSD
3a: FreeBSD root
3b: FreeBSD swap
4: Linux Swap
5: boot (reiserFS) HoldsGRUB filesand Linux kernel.

Attempting to boot with Grub using both of the following commands... (from grub)

Code:
root (hd0,2,a)
kernel /boot/loader
boot
Code:
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
chainloader +1
boot
Both give the same result.

The FreeBSD boot sceen shows, and presents several boot options including (Boot FreeBSD (default) single user, Safe mode, etc etc.

and a timer counts down from 9.

when it hits 0, or when i select any of the boot option numbers, the system freeses.

It will not boot.

the FreeBSD website said my hardware is supported, the install process went fine..
i dont know what do do ?

is this a bug ?

Last edited by qwijibow; 11-08-2005 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 09:21 PM   #2
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Have you tried reinstalling or trying the 32 bit version.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 10:06 PM   #3
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Managed to boot with...

Seems there must be a mistake in the FreeBSD documentation.
The correct Code to boot BSD is....

Code:
rootnoverify (hd0,2)
makeactive
chainloader +1
boot
the makeactive line was missing.
 
Old 11-08-2005, 10:29 PM   #4
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Alternatively you could reference the boot loader directly:

title=FreeBSD 5.4
root (hd0,1,a)
kernel /boot/loader
 
Old 11-09-2005, 01:45 AM   #5
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Quote:
Alternatively you could reference the boot loader directly:

title=FreeBSD 5.4
root (hd0,1,a)
kernel /boot/loader
Read the first post before replying.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 04:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by qwijibow
Read the first post before replying.
The method he posted works fine for me. Your grub entry had "boot", which probably caused the problem you had.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 08:18 AM   #7
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From grub prompt you have to use the boot comand to boot a loaded kernel.
Whatever the problem is,its fixed now.
I just needed to add makeactive.

thanks for all replys, but please consider this topic solved and closed.
 
  


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