Subject: how to make disk bootable
To: None <>
From: Ronald van der Pol <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2007 20:22:51
I have bought a new disk and want to install it as a bootable disk.
I have copied the old data with dump/restore. However, I have
difficulties with getting this disk bootable. I get a very useful
"error 3" message. I use i386. Where can I find good step by step
documentation about the fdisk, disklabel, mbrlabel, installboot,
etc mess? It will be a NetBSD only disk.

Just an example of what drives me mad: disklabel(8) mentions a -B
flag, but /sbin/disklabel does not understand this flag.