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Re: Problems installing NetBSD 6.1.2 on IBM 4910-T3S

On 7 January 2014 10:04, Marc Balmer <> wrote:
> When I install NetBSD 6.1.2 from CD-ROM on an IBM 4910-T3S (older
> SurePOS 300 model) with a WDC400ABJS 40 GB harddrive, the installer does
> not detect the drive geometry and asks me to specify it.
> The installer then proceeds and installs everything the usual way, but
> when I reboot the system, the primary FFSv2 bootstrapper exits with
> errno 5, Can't open /boot.
> Another bug in the installer is that when I select the swiss german
> keyboard layout it will not switch the layout.  But I can enter
> wscontrol -w encoding=sg by hand on the shell from the utility menu and
> that works.
> Any ideas on how to install NetBSD 6.1.2 on this machine are appreciated.
>[dmesg etc]

My guess would be an oddball BIOS or a bug in NetBSD with a slightly odd BIOS.

I assume the disk works fine in another box?

As a data point does a (much) earlier version of NetBSD detect the disk OK?

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