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Re: Cannot boot amd64 image

On 29.12.2010 20:43, Sad Clouds wrote:
> OK I figured this out:
>> modules off
>> boot cd0a:netbsd
> This time kernel boots OK and this gets me into sysinstall.
> So what is the significance of 'modules off'? How does this affect the 
> installed system?

It tells the bootloader that it should not try loading modules (.kmod)
before booting the kernel.

I did not investigate in details what the origin might be; pure guessing
makes me think that, as bootloader between i386 and amd64 is shared,
while i386 kernel needs various modules loaded to boot properly, things
are different for amd64. Boot may get confused about that.

Jean-Yves Migeon

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