Subject: Wrong bootblocks when updating NetBSD
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From: Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@student.ru.nl>
Date: 11/07/2005 22:22:23
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I just updated my 2.0 system with FFSv2 bootblocks to -current using a
prepared iso from http://carneous.net. I chose the 'upgrade an existing
NetBSD installation' option from sysinst, and everything went smoothly,
except it installed the wrong bootblocks.
Sysinst picked the FFSv1 bootblocks, causing it not to find /boot on my
FFSv2 disk. After manually running the installboot program on the ffsv2
bootblocks, everything worked again.
Perhaps I should've said 'leave bootblocks unchanged', but I can imagine
this can easily be fixed.
So, perhaps this can be fixed in the next version?
(please CC me, I'm not a subscriber of current-users)
"The process of preparing programs for a digital computer
is especially attractive, not only because it can be economically
and scientifically rewarding, but also because it can be an aesthetic
experience much like composing poetry or music."
-- Donald Knuth
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