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#1 2013-08-27 06:47:21

stuarch
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Problem with bootloader

Finish the Installation and reboot.
After choosing F3, it shows error message like this.

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And I'm not sure that what this means

Installation Guide wrote:

If you're installing on MBR you have to tell freebsd-bootloader what partition to boot:

echo 'vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/ufs/root"' >> /boot/loader.conf

Does he just means "ufs:/dev/ufs/root" or some what?

I install the system in ada0s3b and the disk partition table is MBR.

Last edited by stuarch (2013-08-28 07:44:51)


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#2 2013-08-27 13:02:56

Claud
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Somehow the same errors I`ve got when trying to boot  from the usb, but I had no way to screenshot , every error was the same, but minus the No ufs message.

Last edited by Claud (2013-08-27 13:03:10)

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#3 2013-08-28 12:34:49

Amzo
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Re: Problem with bootloader

I'll get hold of a usb disk today and solve the issue. The image currently uploaded were just tests as I had no way to actually test. While the image worked fine in virtualbox, it appears to have a hard to when booted from an actual usb drive.

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#4 2013-08-29 03:22:33

stuarch
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Well, my problem is not on USB.
I install on vitualbox with CD.
It's OK when I install it on a empty disk.
But I get problem when I install with Windows already on ada0s1 and ada0s2.


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#5 2013-08-29 05:51:17

Amzo
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Oh right. I get you know. You'd be better off using grub for dual booting.

At that prompt does it work if you run:

boot /dev/ad0s3b/boot/kernel/kernel

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#6 2013-08-31 02:51:07

stuarch
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Re: Problem with bootloader

It still didn't work.
Still keep showing Not ufs message.
But everything work fine after I turn my disk partition table into GPT.

Last edited by stuarch (2013-08-31 02:51:23)


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#7 2013-08-31 07:32:09

Amzo
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Oh. Did you run newfs to partition the partition ufs?

Just curious is all to rule it out.

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#8 2013-08-31 13:01:37

stuarch
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Amzo wrote:

Oh. Did you run newfs to partition the partition ufs?

Just curious is all to rule it out.

Yes.


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#9 2013-08-31 13:18:17

Amzo
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Re: Problem with bootloader

I'll go through the steps on the wiki for MBR. I didn't write it or test it, so could be that it's missing a step. I'll have a check through it though.

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#10 2013-09-21 08:34:01

stuarch
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Well, I try putting ufs on ada0s3a and putting swap on ada0s3b and then it works.
Maybe we just miss some steps with the configuration of bootloader.


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#11 2013-12-18 14:05:41

philipp.classen
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Re: Problem with bootloader

Though I don't know how to solve it, I just wanted to say that I ran into the same issue yesterday.

I installed Arch BSD on VMware and followed the install guide for MBR. After rebooting, it got the identical error as in the original post.

Today, I used the GPT instructions and it worked.

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#12 2013-12-19 09:47:31

Amzo
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Re: Problem with bootloader

MBR guide on the wiki seems to have issues. We'll have the problem solved after the 10 merge.

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#13 2014-07-12 05:46:14

Andre
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Re: Problem with bootloader

I have found a way to install ArchBSD on an MBR system: the solution is to create the UFS parition first, and then the swap parition. This is the scheme I've found in FreeBSD installation guides.

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