Subject: Re: interesting problem?
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 07/09/2005 07:42:14
In article <200507090503.j6953XV26624@toad.rmkhome.com>,
Rick Kelly <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> The box is a P200 with a circa 1996 BIOS. The disk is an IBM Deskstar 20 gig
> loaded with early 2.0. While the system seems to have a limit of 8 gigs in
> the auto detect mode, the generic kernel on the disk sees 20 gigs when it is
That shouldn't matter as long as the partition with the kernel (probably the
root partition) is in the first 8GB of the disk.
> When I boot with "-s", the system goes through the boot process and comes up
> init: single use shell terminated, restarting
> enter pathname of shell or hit enter for /bin/ksh
> It loops on the above regardless of shell entered.
1.) Try "/rescue/sh" as the shell. Your shared libraries might be corrupt
2.) Boot from an installation floppy and check the filesystems with "fsck".
Matthias Scheler http://scheler.de/~matthias/