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Re: hp aio : netbsd won't boot ...

On 2014-09-25 02:29, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 01:42:47AM +0530, Mayuresh Kathe wrote:
okay, i finally got myself a low end machine at an affordable price.

the problems started after unpacking the machine.

netbsd 6.1.4 (amd64) install cd just won't boot.
after fiddling around with the bios (which looks like uefi), it booted, but refused to install, after some more coaxing moved till the "newfs" execution
phase and then barfed.

i tested with a bunch of other operating systems (ubuntu 14.04 and omnios),
which it install and boot up like a charm.

at the moment, have upgraded the memory to 4gb, and run netbsd 6.1.4 via virtual box under ubuntu (desktop) 14.04, but the resource consumption is
crazy, i can't even fire up firefox while running netbsd in that mode.

any ideas about how i could make netbsd work on bare metal?
or should i simply upgrade the memory to a total of 8gb (which is going to
be quite difficult a proposition at the moment)?

Without details on what failed while installing, it's hard to help ...

okay, i retried installation of 6.1.4 on the system after disabling 'uefi' boot option in the bios settings.

the installation stopped at the file system creation step, messages as below;

Status: Command failed
Command: /sbin/newfs -V2 -O 2 -b 32768 -f 4096 /dev/rwd0a
Hit enter to continue
newfs: /dev/rwd0a: open for read: Device busy

i had faced a similar problem on a previous (dying) machine, thought it to be because of the system's hdd.

now what i have is a brand new system, don't quite know how to proceed.

any help/pointers would be appreciated. :)



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