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Old 3rd August 2008
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Originally Posted by Diceman
Currently running a convulated mess of Freebsd 6.1B4 with a 6.1 Release kernel. i am running it as a virtual machine on vmware server 1.0.5 and it runs great. i am trying to migrate it to an esx server and the hard drive was not found.
This may sound strange (and the circumstances are certainly different than your own), but FWIW when I installed FBSD 6.3 as a vmware ESX guest, I was getting "drive not found" errors until I installed the FreeBSD Boot Manager.

I know you're migrating and not installing fresh, but the symptoms of your problem are similar enough that it caught my attention.

If, as a last ditch effort before a fresh install (and after you've taken good backups), you'd like to give this a try:

# sysinstall

Configure -> Fdisk -> Q (for quit) -> BootMgr

That should install the boot manager for you, or I believe you can use boot0cfg(8) instead.

Good luck.
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