Subject: Re: installboot on CURRENT
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John R. Shannon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/15/2007 12:12:11
David Laight wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2007 at 09:49:40AM -0600, John R. Shannon wrote:
>> After a fresh installation of 4.99.19 (10 May) on a SCSI drive (sd0) the
>> system would not boot reporting no OS.
> Exactly what text is output as the error, and what is the previous
> output (if any) ?
NetBSD MBR boot
Error No operating system
DISK BOOT FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER
>> I booted off hd0a:/netbsd from a CD and ran:
>> cp /usr/mdec/boot /boot
>> installboot -v -o timeout=5 /dev/rsd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1
>> as indicated in the installboot man page.
>> The computer still won't boot from the hard drive. What am I doing wrong?
> - sector zero of the disk the BIOS is booting doesn't contain the mbr code
fdisk -i sd0 did ot correct.
> - the root filesystem isn't at the start of the mbr partition
> - the bios is passind the boot code the wrong disk number.
> - other errors exist :-)
John R. Shannon