Subject: Re: Stuck with boot fase 2
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 04/01/2005 04:45:07
On Fri, 1 Apr 2005, Marcin Jessa wrote:
> [root@mx1:/home/yazzy/wifibsd]#
 	/usr/src/obj/tooldir.NetBSD-2.0_STABLE-i386/bin/nbinstallboot -mi386  -o
 	timeout=5 -t ffs /dev/rvnd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1
> Press return to boot now, any other key for boot menu
> booting hd0d:netbsd - starting in 0
> 1722084+5161852+197944 [132576+111623]=0x6fdc28

These numbers are from the "boot" programm (I think), they are the size of 
code, data etc. read from the kernel into memory. One thing that may be a 
problem here is simply that the output is sent to some (non-existing) 
console instead of the serial console. Checking the installboot(8) 
manpage, adding something like "-o console=com0" or similar may help.

Likewise (if you don't care fo the kernel boot messages), make sure that 
you have getty enabled on /dev/tty00 in the system's /etc/ttys, which 
should then start a getty at the end of the multiuserboot - assuming it 
gets that far; the NetBSD install disks don't do this AFAIK, in contrast 
to a "normal"/full NetBSD installation.

  - Hubert

NetBSD - Free AND Open!      (And of course secure, portable, yadda yadda)