Subject: Re: i386 booting, take 2
To: Urban Boquist <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/30/1998 18:17:07
On Sep 21,  8:57pm, Urban Boquist wrote:
} >>>>> Alan Barrett writes:
} Alan> Are you sure that the refusal to boot comes from the BIOS,
} Alan> rather than from the code in the MBR?
} Definitely, at least on one of my machines. It will hang solid during
} the BIOS IDE disk probing (!) if I install NetBSD starting at sector 0
} on an IDE disk. It never reaches the SCSI probe, or the actual

     Assuming you did everything properly, then I would consider this
a severely broken BIOS, and not worth further consideration.

}-- End of excerpt from Urban Boquist