Subject: Re: Can't boot from IDE
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alexander Rigbo <email@example.com>
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
Maybe i'll just netboot it. Why didn't i think about this sooner?
Thanks for all the help.
> Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference