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Re: NetBSD on Gateway SX2185?

On 27 July 2014 13:46, Paul Goyette <> wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Jul 2014, David Brownlee wrote:
>> 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..
> Something else that's "interesting" about this machine...
> There's an option where F12 is used to get to a "Boot Menu".  When I use it
> on the pre-installed Windows 8.1 hard drive, it displays a selection box
> with "Windows Boot Manager".  If I have also inserted the Ubuntu 14.04.1 DVD
> in the drive, there is an addition option labelled "UEFI: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM
> GHB0N".  It seems that these entries are being obtained from the boot
> sectors?

I suspect it may be digging deeper into the boot block on a hard disk
than a DVD.

Can you boot a NetBSD CD/DVD, interrupt it and 'boot hd0:' ?

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