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Re: Installing the Primary Bootloader
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 01:29:42PM -0700, James Colannino wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I'm really close to finishing my first installation from scratch of
> NetBSD. I've managed to create my filesystem, unpack the distribution
> tarballs and write the primary and secondary bootloader to the disk.
> However, when I boot the system, I just get a blank screen with a
> blinking cursor, so I must have installed the bootloader wrong.
> Here's what I did: installboot /dev/ld0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv2
> I did that, per instructions I found via Google. Does the above look
> correct? I'm a little suspicious that I'm telling it to install the
> primary bootloader on /dev/ld0a instead of on the MBR of the device, but
> I don't know enough about installboot, even after reading the man page,
> to know if that's what's wrong or not.
ld0a is correct, if you partitionned the disk with fdisk before
using disklabel(8). In this case, run fdisk -i wd0 (to make sure
a boot block is installed on the mbr), and then make sure the
NetBSD partition is active (you can use fdisk -a to make it active).
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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