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Re: install/54010: NetBSD didn't boot after installation

The following reply was made to PR install/54010; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: install/54010: NetBSD didn't boot after installation
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2019 10:16:00 +0100

 On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 08:05:01AM +0000, Michael van Elst wrote:
 >  >Yet after the installation done I couldn't boot the machine. It was giving error boot netbsd and then no operating system available. no matter what I tried to do I just couldn't boot.
 >  Can you be a bit more precise about the error messages? A screenshot maybe?
 This sounds like a boot block problem to me, maybe an old existing bootblock
 for another OS was left there (the installer usually asks if you want
 to replace that).
 If you want to nuke everything on the disk anyway, and assuming it is some
 kind of ATA disk showing up as wd0 in NetBSD, you could go to the utility
 menu in the installer, start a shell, and then do:
   dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/rwd0d count=100
 CAVEAT: this will destroy all your disk contents!
 Then exit the shell, go back to the main menu and do the installation again.

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