Subject: Re: i386 -current install floppies vs DeLL
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Takahiro Kambe <email@example.com>
Date: 02/17/1999 13:17:52
In message <Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org>
on Tue, 16 Feb 1999 22:05:32 -0600 (CST),
Paul B Dokas <email@example.com> wrote:
> First, the 1/31 snapshot floppies have the buggy sysinst and are unusable.
On one of my desktops, this one booted successfully. (But didn't try
> So then, I used my other i386 NetBSD box to build a set of floppies.
> I built the INSTALL and INSTALL_TINY kernels with today's supped source.
> Then did a make in /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies and all built without
> any obvious errors.
I built those floppies with current supped 1999/2/15, too.
> Then I copied the fdset/boot.fs files onto two floppies with dd.
> With these floppies, the machine loads the kernel successfully, but at
> the point where it should show the NetBSD banner, something like:
In my case, while loading kernel, shows "read strings" and rebooted.
With boot-tiny.fs, machine stops silently after loading kernel.
Is there anyone that succeed to create really bootable floppy with
Takahiro Kambe <firstname.lastname@example.org>