Subject: bootblocks
To: None <>
From: Drew Hess <dhess@CS.Stanford.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1994 16:01:10
It doesn't look like my message re: installing the new bootblocks made it
to the mailing list; must have specified the wrong address.

Anyways, what it boils down to is this:  last night I installed the -current
bootblocks on my IDE drive (from which I boot NetBSD) and on my SCSI drive
(on which I have an "emergency" root partition and the remainder of my
NetBSD partitions i.e. /usr, /var, /home, etc).  

My system will no longer boot NetBSD from either the IDE drive or the SCSI
drive; I don't even get a bootprompt from which to choose a drive (wd(0,a),
hd(1,a)) to boot.  As soon as I select the NetBSD partition from OS-BS 1.35,
my bootmanager, my system does a hard reset and reboots, cycling thru the
memory POST.

I have also tried using FDISK under MS-DOS to set my root NetBSD partition
on the IDE drive to be the "active" partition.  Same problem.  Likewise
when I use CMOS RAM to disable the IDE controller and just boot off the
SCSI drive.

I am able to boot my system using the NetBSD-0.9 distribution kernel floppy
by specifying "wd(0,a)/netbsd" at the floppy boot prompt, so I'm not in
as dire straits as I originally thought.

My disktab entries appear to be correct, and all partitions and filesystems
(including the MS-DOS partitions on my IDE drive) are fine.

So, 2 things:

a) is this a bug with the -current (revision 1.14) bootblocks?
b) can someone send me or put up for ftp the revision 1.12 bootblocks?
   (these are what I was using prior to my fateful "disklabel" last night)