DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2004-10
Re: bootloader reboots
Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I just tried to swap the disks around. The default boot loader F1 BSD
:thing just beeped at me, so I swapped back and installed GAG. This
:managed to get a little further. I couldn't really see what was written
:as it rebooted too quick, but it didn't get as far as the ASCII menu. It
:looked like it might have been the first two lines getting up to that
:menu, whatever they say.
:What would be the possible causes of this? Is it correctable somehow?
A beep usually means that boot0 cannot find a valid secondary boot
sector in the slice. This is often due to CHS vs LBA confusion. I
usually tell the BIOS to use LBA mode and use boot0cfg (when using
the DragonFly boot0) to turn on packet mode.
That's probably it then. So I should force it to LBA mode in the other
machines BIOS (if I can, it's an old machine) and I should run boot0cfg
again with packet mode on?
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