Subject: Re: Help with info on Diskdrive
To: Chris Pinnock <email@example.com>
From: mclinch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/2003 12:33:07
> On Tue, Jun 24, 2003 at 03:41:13PM +0100, mclinch wrote:
>> Can anyone help with how to format and spare out the first drive (wd0
>> on a cats box.
>> I have tried to use an install kernal but it exits with an error, so I
>> guess the disk is broken
>> even though it shows up as a bootable device.
> What are the errors?
> best wishes,
On power up the screen displays:
wd0 Maxtor Disc
wd0 5495 Mb and details re disc parameters
At boot time :-
boot> No Disklabel
If I try :-
boot> boot cd0:/netbsd
loading cd0/netbsd to 10 000 000
raw: 1876943 total: 0x1ca3cf
exec: No Entry point
It seems to me that there are two possibilities :
a The CDRom does not have a valid image on it
b The disc is bad.
I had understood that you could boot a kernel and then label the disc,
but it does npot happen for me.
Sorry again for not being a BSD man but I am getting a headache and
would like to stop banging my head
against the wall.