Subject: Re: unbootable new disk?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/2004 05:05:25
In article <>,
Steve Bellovin <> wrote:
>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?

Send-pr... Even if it was your fault, the default settings should just
work or provide a more helpful error message.