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Re: NetBSD on Gateway SX2185?

On Sun, 27 Jul 2014, David Brownlee wrote:

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

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:' ?

No. A NetBSD DVD will not boot. It does not show up on the F12 menu. If the Windows hard drive is installed, its entry still shows up in the menu, and it bootable. But the NetBSD DVD will not boot.

(I have used this NetBSD DVD on another machine, and it works fine. So the issue is machine/hardware specific.)

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