Subject: Re: Hard drive boot problems (1.1)
To: None <NICK.HUDSON@sc.rafsca.hpdesk.hpdeskgw.hpdeskgw.mailnet.fi>
From: Matthias Drochner <email@example.com>
Date: 06/14/1996 17:07:08
Excerpts from netbsd: 14-Jun-96 Hard drive boot problems (1.1)
> Everything seems to install correctly, but I just cannot boot from
> either hd. The error message is "Read Error".
I had the same error messages when I tried to install
NetBSD-1.1 on a IDE drive.
This was caused by the BIOS not passing drive information
to bootstrap in %dl.
Workaround: make special bootblocks for hard disk
(remove floppy code, hardwire drive 0x80).
Was a Phoenix BIOS.