Booting problem

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Fri Aug 13 05:13:29 PDT 2004

On Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 02:58:54PM +0400, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> Hi,
> I think this is a disk geometry issue, but am unclear on what I can do
> about it and so thought I'd ask here. 
> Here's my setup: I have three disks. IDE. On a x86 machine. Two of them
> are primary master and slave. The third one is a secondary slave. They
> have many OSes installed on them, and I use GRUB to boot between these.
> I decided to install DragonFlyBSD on my third disk (the secondary slave)
> -- as the fourth slice of that disk (ad3s4). Everything went fine (nice
> installation process; kinda neat! :)) and when the installer asked where
> it should install the bootblocks etc, I told it to go ahead and install
> on ad3 (and use packet mode too, just in case). 
> Then I rebooted, and told GRUB to chainload this partition. But I get
> the following error: 
> 2:ad(2,a)<somesymbol><another symbol>:

Have you tried loading /boot/loader directly from GRUB? It should save you
all the hassle.


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