link How To Repair The FreeBSD 7.0 Boot Loader

I decided to install FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE in a VMware VM tonight since it was just released, and while the installation went smoothly I soon discovered that leaving the MBR of a fresh VM untouched was the wrong thing to do.

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Both my network monitoring servers suffered this condition over the 2wks my company takes holidays for Christmas so I returned to work to find 2 VMs consuming 6ghz of CPU between them. A quick check of top showed mysqld_safe consuming 100% CPU on both VMs for no apparent reason.