Subject: Re: The old wd1a:netbsd ensnarement
To: None <>
From: Dennis den Brok <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/15/2007 23:07:05
Eric d'Alibut <> schrieb:
> I was given a Dell windows machine, and I noticed a 26g or so second
> hard drive had been added to it. Now, I'm not usually a dual-boot guy,
> but I said to myself, "Self, you ought to try to put NetBSD on that
> second drive, and boot it from a floppy."
> The install went easily enough, but then, after the first install
> floppy brings me to the boot prompt, this is what happens:
>> boot wd1a:netbsd
> booting wd1a:netbsd
> open wd1a:netbsd: Device not configured
> boot wd1a:netbsd: Device not configured
>> _
> If I go to /bin/sh from sysinst, I can 'mount -t ffs /dev/wd1a /mnt'
> and ls the file system, which appears to be where it's supposed to be,
> replete with its kernel, netbsd.
> All suggestions this side of self-immolation gratefully considered!

You probably want "boot hd1a:netbsd" (cf. boot(8)).

Dennis den Brok