Subject: Re: NetBSD + LINUX
To: Todd Gruhns Acct <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/08/2002 19:41:28
On Tue, Jan 08, 2002 at 01:14:06PM -0500, Todd Gruhns Acct wrote:
> UH, I may have messed something up: I can get it to boot NetBSD, but not LINUX.
> If I press F4 NetBSD boots -- but if I press either F5/F6 the screen prints "LI   "
> and hangs.
> When I installed LINUX, I disconnected the NetBSD disk, made second disk the
> master, installed LINUX in it, and rejumpered it as a "slave" disk.

Ha, that's the reason. the drive position is hardcoded somewhere in lilo, so
now it's trying to load from your NetBSD disk.
You need to re-run lilo from a floppy.

> I then recabled it in the original manner. If I do 
> "/sbin/mount_ext2fs /dev/wd1a /mnt" I get : "Device is not configured"

It won't be on partition a, unless you run mbrlabel first (but then
you'll have to check)

Manuel Bouyer <>