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install/39736: installboot sometimes ignores stage2 file
>Synopsis: installboot sometimes ignores stage2 file
>Arrival-Date: Sun Oct 12 16:15:01 +0000 2008
>Originator: Alan Barrett
>Release: NetBSD 4.99.72
System: NetBSD 4.99.72
Under some circumstances, installboot ignroes and fails to sanity
check the "secondary" or "stage2" argument.
installboot -m i386 -t ffs /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootx_ffs1 /no/such/file
Observe that there are no error messages, even though
"/no/such/file" does not exist.
Apparently, the fact that the second stage boot loader is
"/boot" is hard coded in the i386 first stage boot loader.
installboot should be made aware of this fact, should verify
that the file system contains a /boot file, and should complain
if there is no /boot, or if the command line attempts to specify
a second stage boot loader other than /boot.
I assume that some machines other than i386 have similar issues.
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