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Re: NetBSD on Gateway SX2185?

On 27 July 2014 05:19, Paul Goyette <> wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jul 2014, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
>>> I also tried to boot up an Ubuntu 14.04.1 distribution from DVD, and it 
>>> successfully loaded GRUB!
>>> Maybe there's a way to update the on-disk bootloader with GRUB instead of 
>>> the usual NetBSD bootloader?
>> You can certainly boot NetBSD with GRUB in a pinch... though it would be 
>> nice to figure out what's going on.
> Well, first I need to get GRUB onto the NetBSD disk!
> I tried to build the grub2 package, but the build failed.  grub 0.97 package 
> builds, and I ran grub-install but the resulting disk still fails to boot.

I wonder if the BIOS is performing some additional 'sanity check' on
the MBR record before accepting it for booting - something that
Windows and Linux pass by default but NetBSD's does not..

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