Subject: Re: Wrong bootblocks when updating NetBSD
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steve <email@example.com>
Date: 11/08/2005 17:35:15
I upgraded my 2.0.2 system to 2.1 the other day, too, after reading
your message. I chose to leave the bootblocks unchanged, but I was
still left with an unbootable system, which fortunately was fixed
easily enough with installboot.
On 11/7/05, Peter Bex <Peter.Bex@student.ru.nl> wrote:
> Hey list,
> 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