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|Subject:||Failed installation of FreeBSD 5.4|
|Date:||Aug 14, 2005 2:37:10 pm|
I am attempting to install FreeBSD on a Pentium system (133 Mhz Intel). The system already had 4.6 on it so I wished to delete the 4.6 system from the filesystem and install 5.4 onto the same UFS filesystem, while keeping /usr/home in place. I deleted everything except /usr/home (which I want the installer to leave in place anything inside there) (and except for the kernel perhaps, but that will get overwritten anyway right by the new install?), and then booted from 5.4 boot disks to install FreeBSD. I figured that this should work ok since I have done it before when upgrading from 4.6 to 4.9 on another system and everything went fine.
The install program seem to complete successfully, I then rebooted the system, but the boot process stopped at the boot prompt, making beeping sounds. I tried the installation process again but with same result.
I still cannot boot FreeBSD.
After finding that the /kernel file from the old 4.6 installation still exists, I have finally figured out how to delete it. I suspected that that the old /kernel file from 4.6 might be the problem. I deleted it, and then attempted to reinstall FreeBSD 5.4 agian. However, the boot process still stops at the F1 FreeBSD prompt, and beeps whenever i press enter. So the /kernel file seems to not be the problem, especially since now the kernel is kept in /boot/kernel/kernel. I also tried setting the freebsd slice to active. No luck.
I would like to try to boot the system on the hard driv e from a floppy. Maybe there is something wrong with the boot record on the HD. Does anyone know if this is possible and how I can do that?
FreeBSD 4.6 worked fine on this system. I do not know why i cannot boot 5.4.
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