Subject: Re: unbootable new disk?
To: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 11/24/2004 09:28:06
In message <I7o3H2.L1o@tac.nyc.ny.us>, Christos Zoulas writes:
>In article <20041124042917.6C3481AE9A@berkshire.research.att.com>,
>Steve Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
I'll poke at it again and send-pr tonight, when I next have access to
the machine in question. Any suggestions on what I should do to get it
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb