Subject: Re: Fresh NetBSD installation unbootable
To: Neil Booth <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/21/2004 09:21:56
On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 22:39:19 +0100
Neil Booth <> wrote:

> I've just replaced an existing Linux installation with a NetBSD
> one with install disks boot1.fs and boot2.fs taken from the website
> as of about 2 weeks ago.  Upon rebooting my BIOS informed me I had
> a "bad partition table" and halted. =20
I have the impression that NetBSD is a bit too polite to existing MBRs.
On occasions like yours I had to zap the MBR by overwriting it with zero
bytes bevore installation. This forced NetBSD to install a new MBR.