Subject: Re: boot problems on 4.0beta2 installation
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/24/2006 19:18:42
On Sun, 24 Dec 2006, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> There's something wrong with the mbr boot, though.  It displays both
> choices, waits the requisite 10 seconds, then says "Error 3", as if it
> doesn't have a default boot partition.  (I'm 99% certain I did specify
> one...)  If I type '1', it does boot NetBSD.  How do I fix this?  I've
> reread fdisk(8) many times, obviously missing something.  I haven't yet
> tried installboot, but I assume that that's not the problem since it
> does boot if I type '1'.

   Is the NetBSD partition marked active in fdisk?  I think if the boot 
menu times out, it's supposed to boot the active partition.

Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA