Subject: Re: Can't boot NetBSD CD on Thinkpad
To: None <>
From: Laine Stump <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2000 17:12:49
Jason R Thorpe <> writes:

> On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 02:49:42PM -0500, Laine Stump wrote:
>  > When I *attempt* to boot from my laptop (Thinkpad 600), it says
>  > "booting wd11a:netbsd", starts booting, prints the first two of the
>  > numbers:
>  > 
>  >    2487259+2183616-
>  > 
>  > then locks up.
> I attempted to debug this for Steve Bellovin at the IETF.  It looks like
> the 2.88MB floppy emulation for El Torito doens't work right on the
> Thinkpad. 

Well, at least it's comforting to know that I'm not alone in my

> Try putting the floppy images onto floppies and booting those.

Yep, that's what I ended up doing. It's been awhile since I installed
using sysinst - it goes quite fast from a CD.

Thanks for the response.