Subject: unbootable new disk?
To: None <current-users@Netbsd.org>
From: Steve Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/2004 23:29:17
I just tried installing -current (i386, as of today) to a new disk. The
resulting system wasn't bootable.
On my first attempt, I said "use the whole disk for NetBSD"; the BIOS
told me "no operating system". I had accepted the defaults on most
things, except that I said to use a serial console. I redid the
installation, this time saying that it should create an FDISK label,
but with NetBSD the only partition. I got the first-level boot prompt;
I hit '1' for NetBSD. It said "Err 3". Rerunning installboot didn't
fix it; when I tried running 'disklabel -B wd0' (from the installation
CD's shell), I got a usage error for disklabel.
My error? Or do I need to send-pr?
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb