Subject: port-i386/26919: /usr/mdec/mbr boot failure in -current
To: None <>
From: Markus W Kilbinger <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/12/2004 08:26:18
>Number:         26919
>Category:       port-i386
>Synopsis:       /usr/mdec/mbr (normal boot code) fails booting in -current
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Sep 12 06:27:01 UTC 2004
>Release:        NetBSD 2.0G
System: NetBSD mogli 2.0G NetBSD 2.0G (MOGLI) #27: Sat Sep 11 15:23:06 MEST 2004 root@lwle5:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/MOGLI i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

	An installed /usr/mdec/mbr, compiled after recent mbr.S
	changes (now mbr.S v1.11), fails to boot further on. It ends
	up with an endless displaying of:

		NetBSD MBR boot
		NetBSD MBR boot

	The other mbr variants (/usr/mdec/mbr_{bootsel,ext}) seem to
	work/boot fine, though.

	Update/install a recent normal boot code on a boot disk (e. g.
	fdisk -c /usr/mdec/mbr sd0), (re)boot with it and see it