Subject: Re: No boot messages
To: Thomas Kaepernick <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/2005 22:03:20
On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 09:12:15PM +0100, Thomas Kaepernick wrote:
> > What do you mean exactly by "no boot message" ?
> > What is displayed on screen exacty ?
> > 
> After the choice of NetBSD the cursor stand in left bottom corner. The last 
> BIOS-messages ("Verifying Pool Data ...") and the choice list are displaying.
> Then it appear: 
> "NetBSD/i386 ffsv1 Primary Bootstrap
> 0"
> I see no count, no kernel messages and no syslog messages. 
> Any time later the screen display the login prompt and I can login.

Hum, maybe you choose to install a boot loader with serial console
support ? Try reinstalling it:
cp /usr/mdec/boot /boot
installboot -v -o timeout=5 /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1

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