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Re: install/47599: Cannot boot NetBSD after reinstall
The following reply was made to PR install/47599; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Chris Burt <chris.burt%rieo.co.uk@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/47599: Cannot boot NetBSD after reinstall
Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 09:51:27 +0000
I'm new to NetBSD so please forgive my lack of proficiency. On all
occasions I selected the following:
- Install NetBSD to hard disk
- Use wd0
- Custom installation (Kernel + Base + System + Compiler Tools)
- Use entire disk
- On the first attempt (which worked fine) I partitioned the disk and
accepted the default file system formatting, I selected "Use BIOS
console" and Installed from CD
- On the second attempt I did the same, but the default disk formatting
that automatically came up on the menu was what as I had previously
partitioned it to be on the last install, so I accepted it. I selected
"Use BIOS console" again. After I rebooted the machine it gave the
aforementioned error about not finding an OS.
- On the third attempt I did exactly the same as the second attempt but
instead of accepting the disk layout I increased the size of one of the
partitions slightly and selected "Use BIOS console", rebooted and it worked.
From a beginner's perspective the 2nd attempt "should" have worked, but
perhaps something needed to be done that wasn't obvious to me. I'm not
sure if the file system was reinstalled on the 2nd attempt, I'm afraid
I'm guilty of hammering the "OK" button and getting on with something else.
On 04/03/13 21:35, Julian Fagir wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR install/47599; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Julian Fagir <gnrp%komkon2.de@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: install/47599: Cannot boot NetBSD after reinstall
> Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2013 22:30:33 +0100
> On Wed, 27 Feb 2013 16:15:01 +0000 (UTC) chris.burt%rieo.co.uk@localhost
> > I then booted from the NetBSD CD to install again, but this time used the
> > same disk partition settings I had previously set up, installed packages,
> > rebooted and received the error NetBSD MBR, No Operating System.
> > I repeated the same process, this time slightly adjusting the size of one
> > of the partitions and it worked fine.
> what exactly did you do and what did you not do?
> Did you reinstall the NetBSD boot blocks? And did you recreate the
> filesystems on the partitions?
> Regards, Julian
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