Subject: Re: i386 install without BIOS partition
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/27/1998 14:36:34
Wolfgang Rupprecht <> writes:

> I recently "upgraded", the >6mo old bootblocks on an IDE based
> netbsd-current system without bios partition via:
> 	/usr/mdec/installboot -v /usr/mdec/biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a
> The system now hangs at first-stage boot time.  Booting from floppy
> and then manually selecting "boot wd0a:" works just fine.  Something
> broke in the recent boot code (or perhaps in installboot???).
> Anyone know what changed???

This is what I did to a SCSI disk from the current 1.3.x branch, and
lost in the same way.