Subject: i386 bootxx_ffsv1
To: None <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/2003 10:56:11
I recently set up a 64 MB USB flash device (which comes up as a
standard sd0 USB mass storage device) with a DOS partition table,
NetBSD partition, and the usual standard stuff you'd do if you were
installing to a hard drive. I then put a /boot (from August 13th)
and used installboot from that date to install an October 20th
/usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1. (The one from the 13th just reboots my EPIC
motherboard as soon as it loads--as do the latest floppies [October
20th], BTW.) When I set my BIOS to boot from USB-ZIP, the first stage
bootstrap seems to load fine, but it then says "cannot find /boot". The
file is indeed there. Before I file a PR, does any one have any thoughts
on what might be going wrong?

(Please cc replies to me, as well as current-users, as I'll see them
much more quickly.)

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