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Re: port-i386/46247: 6.0 Beta boot fails on generic i386 architecture machine
The following reply was made to PR port-i386/46247; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Laight <david%l8s.co.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-i386/46247: 6.0 Beta boot fails on generic i386 architecture
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 07:52:38 +0000
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:15:00AM +0000, netbsdrat%gmail.com@localhost wrote:
> >Number: 46247
> >Category: port-i386
> >Synopsis: 6.0 Beta boot fails on generic i386 architecture machine
> I installed 6.0 beta on a rather generic i386 machine:
> p4m800pro-m v2.0 by ECS
> and the install went OK, but it would not successfully boot from hard disk,
> halting after:
> NetBSD MBR boot
> NetBSD/x86 ffsv2 Primary Bootstrap
> The install complained once that the disk geometry could not be uniquely
> Bios: 1024/16/63
> Prob: 1023/255/63
If it got as far as showing the ffs2 message then the chs values won't matter.
I had an issue booting via grub where the console was getting set to
com0 instead pc by default.
Try booting from the install cd, and exit to shell (^C will do).
Then run 'installboot -e -v wd0' to look at the options, and maybe
force the console with '-o console-pc'.
(Commands from memory).
You might need to mount the root fs and chroot into it.
David Laight: david%l8s.co.uk@localhost
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