Subject: Re: 3.1 -> 4.0, further issues
To: Glenn Becker <>
From: Nikola =?UTF-8?B?TGXEjWnEhw==?= <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/30/2007 21:02:32
On Sun, 30 Dec 2007 19:41:36 +0000 (UTC)
Glenn Becker <> wrote:
> I have discovered part of the issue and/or another problem: the
> process of attempting to upgrade my NetBSD installation has b0rked up
> the FreeBSD installation sitting on a primary partition next door.
> I discovered this by going into a fresh install far enough to see
> where I was being prompted to install NetBSD. To my surprise, two
> partitions were now marked by the installer as being of type NetBSD:
> the primary one where FreeBSD had been (this was the one it was
> defaulting to) and the logical one where I'd been booting NetBSD 3.x.
> IIRC, I have been through this before but it has been a long time.
> Now I have two OSs I cannot boot into. I'm loath to blame the machine
> and / or installer, since I'm sure they're both smarter than I am,
> but I wish I knew where I went wrong.


I think you might find this thread useful:

If something similar happened to you, the thread contains a
(successful) recipe how to recover FreeBSD partitions and make it
bootable again.

I'm also curious to hear what actually went wrong in these two installs.

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