Subject: Re: Installboot????
To: Matthias Drochner <email@example.com>
From: Andrew S. Clapp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/13/1997 11:23:13
In my unawakened state, I also failed to mention that I
put the drive in a different machine. The new pentium 90
motherboard will either complain about not finding the OS
or haveing a read error. As I understand from a friend,
there have been some changes in the hardware standard since
the 486, in that the 586 now looks at the disk and tried to
determine if there is a bootable OS. I'm not sure how to
turn this "feature" off. Are there some phrases I can look
for in the bois? Do I need to re install the disk, or can
I fix it? It will boot wd0a via the install floppy.
Another person suggested doing an "installboot biosboot.sym /dev/wd0c".
What effect will that have?
On Mon, 13 Oct 1997 11:10:26 +0200 (MET DST)
Matthias Drochner <email@example.com> wrote:
> Excerpts from netbsd: 13-Oct-97 Installboot???? "Andrew S. Clapp"@peak.o (485)
> > I can boot wd0a:/netbsd via the floppy, but
> > My bios does not appear to see the OS on the drive
> > so I cannot boot directly to the hard drive.
> Did you change something with the partitioning?
> What's the layout of the hard drive?
> What happens if you try to boot it?
> > I tried to "installboot biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a" and
> > "installboot -f biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a" and neither
> > worked.
> Did the "installboot" fail?
> Can you try "installboot -v biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a"
> and tell what it says?
> best regards
Andrew S. Clapp - firstname.lastname@example.org - WWW Support