Subject: Re: installboot fails
To: matthew sporleder <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/24/2006 23:49:50
On Mon, Jan 23, 2006 at 10:39:20PM -0500, matthew sporleder wrote:
> nbinstallboot -e -oconsole=com0 -ospeed=9600 -m i386 ./pxeboot_ia32.bin
> nbinstallboot: Invalid magic in stage1 boostrap
> nbinstallboot: Edit bootstrap operation failed
> ---
> Firstly, that error code should probably say bootstrap instead of boostrap.


> Secondly, why does this fail?  I got this pxeboot_ia32.bin from the
> ftp build of base.tgz.
> I am doing this on my mac, but installboot is just modifying a few
> bytes of the file.

Does the pxeboot start with the magic number?
The code does look as though it has the correct endianness stuff in it.
If you sort out why/where it fails I'll fix it.


David Laight: