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Re: Booting a NetBSD-amd64 kernel with "grub"


Maybe this is related to grub and large partition (and/or kernel physical
For example, http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-xen/2006/10/17/0009.html or

I faced it nearly everytime on /i386 and had to do the following trick:
- create a 1G root partition, using FFSv1 and 8k/1k block/fragment.
- copy /usr/pkg/xen3-kernel/xen.gz on the root partition so it is find by


On Mon, 19 May 2008 00:09:16 +0100, Matthias Scheler 
>       Hello,
> I installed "grub" on my NetBSD-amd64 system today because I wanted to
> try out Xen. One of the entries in the suggest "grub" configuration
> looks like this:
> #Load a regular NetBSD/i386 kernel. Can be useful if you end up with a
> #nonworking /xen.gz
> title NetBSD 4.0
>   root (hd0,a)
>   kernel --type=netbsd /netbsd-GENERIC
> I was however not able to load the kernel with that entry. It complained
> that it wouldn't recognize the file format. I tried the entry which
> simply loads the NetBSD bootloader and that fortunately worked.
> Has anybody managed to load a NetBSD-amd64 kernel with "grub"?
>       Kind regards
> --
> Matthias Scheler                                  http://zhadum.org.uk/

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