Subject: Re: Invalid partition table on Dell
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/01/2003 15:58:08
I apologize for not doing my own research first. I've fixed the problem.
If anyone wants to know how I fixed it, here's how. I searched google
(something I should have done before posting) and found this e-mail:
I did exactly what was told in there; I moved the partition to '0' using
the same information as '3'. After that, I used fdisk -a to make 0
active. Now it works like a charm. I also noticed that someone sent a PR
It seems like 'normal' Dell workstations are also affected by this problem.
> Also, I forgot to mention this. When I boot from the cd, and do "boot
> hd0a:netbsd" it works fine, and boots into the OS.
>> I just got a brand new Dell Precision Workstation 340 Series (2.5Ghz,
>> 512MB, 80GB drive). Dell ships these things with Redhat if you choose
>> I wiped off Redhat as soon as I got the machine and installed NetBSD
>> on it. After I rebooted, I get:
>> Invalid partition table
>> And it stops...it doesnt boot up. I've tried using 'normal
>> bootblocks' and 'serial bootblocks' but no difference; same error
>> message. I went into the BIOS and made sure the hdd is the first boot
>> device. But that didn't help, I can't explain this... I was so
>> excited too. This is a brand new computer...has this happened to
>> someone else? Does anyone know how to fix this? I'd appreciate any
>> help I can get.