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install/39894: Boot floppies no longer boot in -current

>Number:         39894
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       Boot floppies no longer boot in -current
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Nov 11 15:05:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Andreas Gustafsson
>Release:        NetBSD-current as of CVS date 2008.
System: NetBSD i386 under qemu
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

The NetBSD-current boot floppies no longer boot.  I found this with
the boot-com1.fs floppy on a qemu i386 host, but I assume it also
affects other floppies and architectures as well as physical hosts.

Using an automated binary CVS search, I have determined that this
regression appeared with src/distrib/common/ revision
1.14.  Revision 1.15 remains broken.

I suspect the problem may be caused by the fact that the first file in
the tar archive contained on the floppy is now "." rather than "boot".


Run the following commands:

  qemu -nographic -serial stdio -fda boot-com1.fs

and observe that qemu hangs immediately.


Revert to 1.13.

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