Subject: Re: Can't boot from IDE
To: None <>
From: Alexander Rigbo <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/30/2005 22:43:57
On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 07:58:45PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 03:58:36PM +0200, Alexander Rigbo wrote:
> > Hi list,
> > 
> > I have an compaq proliant 800 which can't boot from IDE.
> > Can i create a floppy containing a bootloader that gets the kernel from the FS? If so, can anyone tell me where to look for instructions on doing so?
> No, because the boot loader uses the BIOS to load the kernel too.
> But you can put both the bootloader and kernel to floppy. You'll have to
> build a custom kernel to get it small enouth. Then you can just
> newfs the floppy, copy the kernel to it and use installboot to make it
> bootable.

Oh ok.
Maybe i'll just netboot it. Why didn't i think about this sooner?

Thanks for all the help.

> -- 
> Manuel Bouyer <>
>      NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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