Subject: port-i386/20451: biosboot.sym is broken (can't boot NetBSD)
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/21/2003 09:00:29
>Number:         20451
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       biosboot.sym is broken (can't boot NetBSD)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Feb 20 16:01:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     FUKAUMI Naoki
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6O
System: NetBSD 1.6O NetBSD 1.6O (NFORCE) #0: Thu Feb 20 19:49:30 JST 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	Recent biosboot.sym seems to be broken. If it is installed, my
	machine can't boot NetBSD. (sometimes boot, but easily panic!)
	I'm using mbr_bootsel (fdisk -B) boot selecter.

	I think this problem was introduced around Jan. 30 - Feb. 7.
	(self-build snapshot build on Feb. 7 was broken)

	I replaced biosboot.sym by old one, which was built on Jan. 30,
	then it is OK.
	new (broken) biosboot.sym:
	  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  59541 Feb 20 18:06 biosboot.sym
	  MD5 (biosboot.sym) = ef31dddfccd70a0356fb63badce808c8

	old biosboot.sym:
	  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  58272 Jan 30 14:22 biosboot.sym
	  MD5 (biosboot.sym) = f2ecf1d4e1ef429d201a938fe8e78161

	Another biosboot_foobar.sym are not tested.

	cd /usr/mdec && ./installboot biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a
	I don't know.