Subject: Re: bootblocks
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/1999 22:34:53
Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> I cloned a 6-gig disk via dd of the rwd0d partition, and moved it over
> to the victim machine.  This morning's boot{1,2}.fs can correctly see
> the cloned netbsd partitions, but os-bs can't boot it.  I figured I
> could run the install disk, cd to /usr/mdec and do an "./installboot
> -v biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a".  Well, this didn't do the trick.  What
> *should* I be doing to install the bootstrap code?  

I think you did install the NetBSD bootblocks to the beginning of the
NetBSD root partition. The question is, did you re-install os-bs? I am
not sure about how it works, but let's say it stored the sector number
of the beginning of the NetBSD partition of the old disk, but now the
geometry changed - it might not be looking at the right place..

Just a thought,