Subject: Re: port-i386/26406: Blank Screen and Reboot with NetBSD/i386 BIOS Boot, Revision 3.1
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 07/22/2004 22:01:03
> >Synopsis: Blank Screen and Reboot with NetBSD/i386 BIOS Boot, Revision 3.1
> Trying to boot NetBSD (for installation of after installed) using
> Revision 3.1 of NetBSD/i386 BIOS Boot, the screen goes black and the
> machine is rebooted. This problems occurs on some machines,
> e.g. ECS A900 desknote (probably another machines).
> Works great with NetBSD/i386 BIOS Boot, Revision 2.13.
At what point does it fail - you might have to be quick to see any
messages output (or maybe induce some error conditions).
Without access the the failing system it is hard to fix.
If the code is suceeding in loading '/boot' then I'd suspect the
difference is to do with having split the stack into a different
segment (from the data).
However I suspect there is actually a BIOS bug....
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org