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Re: Dragonfly won't boot

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:26:44 -0700 (PDT)

:I did try that earlier, but I booted from the CD, logged in as 'installer'
:and ran the disk utilities/install boot blocks and checked 'packet mode'
:and tried again. Still no go.
:OK...success! After the last paragraph, I thought of just moving the drive
:to another box and it boots there just fine. This is a different
:motherboard, a Gigabyte with an AMD Duron.
: I still have 'packet mode' checked, BTW.
:More data... I had FreeBSD 5.2.1 on the 2nd box, so I also tried putting
:that drive in the box that wouldn't boot DragonFly and it booted 5.2.1 OK.
:Both drives are recognized by both BIOSes and they are both in CS mode.

    Damn.  packet mode should have done the trick.  I suggest double checking
    with boot0cfg -v (from a CD shell prompt)... no need to reinstall.

    Another possibility is that a BIOS setting exists to change the HD 
    geometry/mapping mode.

    Maybe it's a serial port issue.  Try creating a /boot.config file 
    on the HD's root partition with '-V' in it (without the single quotes).

					Matthew Dillon 

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