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Old 23rd November 2013
Jtf Jtf is offline
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I was able to boot to a live USB of FreeBSD 9.2 and issue the following operations just as you said to reinstall boot0, boot1 and boot2:

# /sbin/gpart set -a active -i 1 ada0
active set on ada0s1
# /sbin/gpart bootcode -b /boot/boot0 ada0
bootcode written to ada0
# /sbin/gpart bootcode -b /boot/boot ada0s1
bootcode written to ada0s1

And then reboot, removed the liveUSB and tried to boot into my FreeBSD installation. But the booting still hangs on the same screen as before. The OpenBSD installation can still boot without problem.

I think both boot0 and boot1 are not the problem. I have a feeling that it could be something has changed with the partition such that boot1 or boot2 doesn't work?

I have to mention I encountered this problem 6 months before after doing the same thing and just reinstalled FreeBSD. But since it is occurring the second time, I want to solve this rather then just reinstalling again.
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