Subject: Intel install glitch
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Hal Murray <email@example.com>
Date: 05/23/1999 16:59:06
I don't know much about PCs. I've installed NetBSD several times
I just installed 1.4 on an Intel box. I told it to use the whole
disk. Everything seemed to go OK, but now it doesn't boot cleanly.
It hangs with a screen describing the configuration and an "LI" printed
below that. (The disk used to have Linux on it. I assume that's
the first part of LILO.)
I can boot it by using the install floppy and telling it to boot
I found the Master Boot Record section in the Intel install doc.
It says to be sure to mark the partion as active. I tried both the
whole-disk and the other option. It never asked me if I wanted to
"install newer bootcode" as the doc describes. I'm pretty sure that
partiton is marked active, or was at one time.
Is there something obvious that I missed?
Is there something I can type from a running system that will fixup
the boot stuff on that disk?