> I recently got a new hard drive it is on an IDE expansion card in the
> primary master position. This is ad2a, correct? when i try to "fdisk
No, but you need to dislabel your disk. See the "adding disks" sectionQuote:> /dev/ad2a" i get an error "fdisk: fdisk cannot open disk /dev/ad2a".
> Do i need to configure my IDE card? if so how? The card was in the
> com last time i rebuilt the kernal and /dev/ad2* devices did already
BTW, you could have found this yourself you know, if you had just spent
15 - 30 minutes on www.freebsd.org
I installed FreeBSD 4.4 via FTP install a few months back and now I am going
to try again. I went to boot off of the kern or mfsroot disks I used last
time and the computer will not acknowledge the floppy drive during boot
since my MBR is not set to go there. I don't know how to recover the drive
to reinstall and I do not wish to recover any data. What should I try? So
far I have tried logging in as ROOT and downloading fips.exe and pfdisk.exe
but when I run them "pfdisk.exe" or "fips.exe" it says file not found even
though I am in the directory that I downloaded them to (/). I also tried
"fdisk /dev/ad0s1a" and various syntax but only get info about the drive, no
program to actually fdisk my drive. I also slaved the drive in a Win98
system to see if I could boot from a floppy then but the MBR from the
FreeBSD takes over. I also tried "mount /dev/fd0" to see if I could view
the contents of the floppy but I failed at that too.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, though I
do love struggling through this while I learn.