Subject: port-i386/23215: bootxx_ffsv1 cannot find /boot on some systems
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/21/2003 18:48:36
>Number:         23215
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       bootxx_ffsv1 cannot find /boot on some systems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 21 09:49:00 UTC 2003
>Originator:     Curt Sampson
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6ZD 2003-10-20
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
    The first stage boostrap on some i386 systems (in particular, a VIA
    EPIA, but it's been reported for other unspecified systems too) says
    "can't find /boot", even though /boot is present on the drive and
    installboot has been run.
    mount /dev/sd0a /mnt
    cd /usr/mdec
    cp biosboot /mnt/boot
    installboot /dev/rsd0a bootxx_ffsv1
    umount /mnt
    # reboot from that device