Subject: Re: I386 booting oddness
To: current-users@NetBSD.ORG, Luwenth the Lewd <>
From: Matthias Drochner <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/16/1997 10:22:46
Excerpts from netbsd: 15-Sep-97 I386 booting oddness Luwenth the
Lewd@netscum (610)

> 	The manner of failure is that it stops after it autosenses the IDE
> chains, at this point it will let me hit delete and go to CMOS.

I've seen such a behaviour.
What helped was to start the NetBSD partition at the
second track (offset 63 in most cases).
The BIOS seems to care about the partition table at
this point and probably can't handle the fact that
MBR = OS boot sector.
Quite stupid, but we have to live with it.

best regards
Matthias Drochner