Subject: Re: how to make disk bootable
To: Ronald van der Pol <>
From: matthew sporleder <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2007 14:56:37
On 12/19/07, Ronald van der Pol <> wrote:
> 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.

I'm looking at's disklabel(8) and there is no -B mentioned.

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