Subject: Re: unbootable new disk?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/24/2004 05:05:25
In article <20041124042917.6C3481AE9A@berkshire.research.att.com>,
Steve Bellovin <email@example.com> 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.