Subject: Re: Great Success .... dmesg!
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/06/2004 12:06:58
On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 11:26:29AM +0200, Havard Eidnes wrote:
> [...]
> That sounds like a bug to me.  Can you please report this formally
> by submitting a bug report with send-pr?  Of interest would be the
> result of "fdisk" on the boot disk, as well as an "od -c" dump of
> the first 512 bytes of the physical boot disk (/dev/rld0d) as well
> as the NetBSD part (/dev/rld0c) when sysinst has done it's thing.
> That is, if you can afford to reinstall...

It's known that some BIOS can't boot from second or third partitions if the
previous ones are empty.
I don't remember the details, but it seems, from previous discussions on this
topic, that we would also have troubles if we always use the first partition.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference