Subject: Re: i386 install without BIOS partition
To: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
From: Robert V. Baron <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/27/1998 18:15:17
I always use BIOS BOOT PARTITIONS. I'm pretty sure that I've run
into the same sort of problem. I typically use boot floppies from
-current, to install 1.3 systems. There was a period there when
that wouldn't work and I had to do a installboot once the 1.3
/usr/mdec was copied onto the disk.
Now there was a time that installboot was broken and did not work with
-current even. But I'm pretty sure that was fixed.
Michael Graff <email@example.com> writes:
> Wolfgang Rupprecht <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.