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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 Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: port-i386/46247: 6.0 Beta boot fails on generic i386
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 17:35:42 +0000
On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 08:00:07AM +0000, David Laight wrote:
> > NetBSD MBR boot
> > NetBSD/x86 ffsv2 Primary Bootstrap
> > [silence]
> > 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.
Are you sure of that? It is still doing I/O via the BIOS until the
kernel gets started; while I'd expect it to be using LBA for that, the
entire problem could be that it isn't.
David A. Holland
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