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Second hdd makes POST hang

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jimmy1706, May 24, 2007.

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  1. jimmy1706

    jimmy1706 Thread Starter

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    Hi there, I've been struggling with this for ages, and cannot find a solution.

    I'm currently using an IBM x206 server, with two SATA hard drives. Originally, I had a dual boot system with windows xp and ubuntu 7.04 on a single drive. Recently, I bought a second western digital 160GB drive. It installed fine, I formated it to ext3 under ubuntu, and then installed ubuntu 7.04 to it.

    I used this system for a month or so, then tried to install FreeBSD to the new old hard drive. However, I'm guessing something must have gone wrong, as now my machine is unbootable. It will cylce through all the BIOS POST stuff, but then hangs with a non-flashing cursor at the top corner of the screen; no grub or anything. Removing the original hard drive booted Ubuntu, and removing my new hard drive booted FreeBSD.

    I have tried completely wiping the old hard drive from a grml livecd, using the command;

    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda

    However, this doesn't clear the error.

    Any advice would be really appreciated, I'm completely out of ideas!
     
  2. Fraki

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    Try to completly clear the hdd with delpart and than try out again your FreeBSD installation.
    Greetz
     
  3. jimmy1706

    jimmy1706 Thread Starter

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    Well I think I've done more than that, by wiping the drive with zeros... or do you mean wipe my other hard drive? I havn't changed anything on that one, so I'm not sure it could be due to an error on that drive...

    Thanks again
     
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