Subject: i386 won't boot from scsi
To: Current Users <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jukka Marin <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/17/2001 21:00:09

I'm trying to boot off an scsi disk, but it doesn't work.  My SCSI controller
(53c875) finds the disk, but bios doesn't seem to think the disk is bootable.

I installed another SCSI disk which _is_ bootable and it worked - so it must
be something missing from the first disk.

The SCSI controller reports the disk geometry as C/H/S 1106/255/63, but my
disklabel uses the real (?) geometry of 7501/10/237.  Is this a problem
with SCSI disks?

I have done "installboot biosboot.sym /dev/rsd0a" thrice, but it doesn't

Do I have to relabel and reformat the disk or what could be the problem?
I have copied 2 GB of data to the disk already, so I don't like the idea
of reformatting the disk - but if that's what I have to do, then I will ;)

Any ideas?