Subject: Re: i386 bootxx_ffsv1
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Antti Kantee <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/21/2003 10:31:28
On Tue Oct 21 2003 at 10:56:11 +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> 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?

I did exactly the same thing yesterday.  It boots fine from a few BIOSes,
but with one it says "Can't find /boot"

Antti Kantee <>                     Of course he runs NetBSD                
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