Subject: Re: Can't boot from NetBSD-1.4.2 Release CD.
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 05/13/2000 16:42:24
On Fri, May 12, 2000 at 02:28:24PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> The problem, I think, is that you told the BIOS you have no hard drive.
> The right thing is to say, instead, that you want to boot preferentially 
> from the CD-ROM before the hard drive.  Failing that, make a boot floppy
> and boot from it instead.

Some silly machines tries to read the disk MBR before selecting the bootable
device, so this may not work here.

Manuel Bouyer <>