Subject: Re: Booting problems
To: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Phil Knaack <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/1996 16:03:24
>On Sun, 07 Apr 1996 12:29:41 -0500 Jeff Thieleke wrote:
>You might build a custom set of boot blocks that default to '-r' and
>also don't prompt for a filesystem diskette.
>(Note: I don't have a machine with IDE and SCSI to test this, but have
>certainly booted a kernel from fd0 that used wd1 for root, swap etc.)
I did something like this for some time: OS-BS20B8 to boot from
a partition on my second IDE disk where there were (modified to include
'-r' by default) boot blocks and a 2M partition with a kernel (with
"config netbsd root on sd0 swap on sd0") in it, all on a machine where only
the IDE disks could be seen from BIOS.
It works, nicely, but of course if the kernel pukes on you, you're
more SOL without a boot floppy that can boot it.
My mistake was my "kernel" partition wasn't large enough to hold
more than one kernel.
Phillip F Knaack firstname.lastname@example.org
Database Programmer, NCREMP Student Development Group
ISU Extension Project Vincent, Iowa State University