Subject: Re: Sysinst won't install onto ld0 on NetBSD 4.0 Beta 2
To: David W. Rankin Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matthias Scheler <email@example.com>
Date: 02/28/2007 12:56:37
On Wed, Feb 28, 2007 at 12:12:10AM -0500, David W. Rankin Jr. wrote:
> > Exit out of "sysinst" via the menu and try "dmesg | grep ld" to figure
> > out whether NetBSD recognized any
> The boot messages (as below, from a capture of the boot output) shows
> ld0. dmesg can read and write ld0, but one strange message pops up:
> fdisk: DIOCGDEFLABEL: Inappropriate ioctl for device
That might be the cause of your problem.
> also, disklabel ld0d shows the messages
> disklabel: boot block size 0
> disklabel: super block size 0
> Are these messages side-effects of the nature of ld0, or something more
It means that there is no valid NetBSD disklabel on the disk. This is of
course to be expected before the installation.
> sysinst seems to be the only problem. When I attempt to run sysinst to
> do an install, instead of giving me ld0d to choose, it says:
> I can not find any hard disks for use by NetBSD.
Which is probably caused by the "fdisk" problem.
BTW: how old is your NetBSD 4.0_BETA2?
Your problem might have been fixed by these two pullups:
Matthias Scheler http://zhadum.org.uk/