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Re: Installing the Primary Bootloader
Manuel Bouyer wrote:
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).
fdisk -i ld0 did the trick.
I had used an external partitioning utility (cfdisk in Linux) in lieu of
NetBSD's fdisk, due to fdisk not recognizing the full 1.4TB of the disk.
I wasn't aware that fdisk also wrote bootable code to the MBR (my only
experience installing bootloaders has been with installing GRUB for
Linux, where I install it to the MBR after partitioning.)
Just so I make sure I understand, the bootable code installed in the MBR
by fdisk calls the primary bootloader installed on the partition by
installboot, which in turn calls the secondary bootloader in the
filesystem, usually /boot. Is that right? I'm learning :-P
Anyway, I now have a bootable NetBSD system. I just have to configure
it and I'm done :) Thanks for the help.
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