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Re: Problems installing NetBSD 6.1.2 on IBM 4910-T3S
On Jan 7, 6:37pm, Marc Balmer wrote:
} Am 07.01.2014 18:28, schrieb David Brownlee:
} > On 7 January 2014 10:04, Marc Balmer <marc%msys.ch@localhost> 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
} > I assume the disk works fine in another box?
} > As a data point does a (much) earlier version of NetBSD detect the disk OK?
} NetBSD 5.0.x installed just fine, and an upgrade to 5.1.3 went smooth
} (though we did not update the bootloader).
Can you run dumpfs /dev/r<root filesystem> | head?
}-- End of excerpt from Marc Balmer
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