Subject: Re: P3 500 + Western Digital 45GB = Error 3
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/08/2004 22:39:48
On Wed, Jul 07, 2004 at 11:47:50PM -0400, matthew sporleder wrote:
> As a supplimental to this:
> Disk /dev/hda: 45.0 GB, 45020602368 bytes
> 240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 5815 cylinders, total 87930864 sectors
> Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/hda1 * 63 83976479 41988208+ a9 NetBSD
> /dev/hda2 83976480 84188159 105840 83 Linux
> /dev/hda3 84188160 87045839 1428840 83 Linux
> /dev/hda4 87045840 87922799 438480 f Win95 Ext'd (LBA)
> /dev/hda5 87045903 87922799 438448+ 82 Linux swap
> I am completely unable to boot into NetBSD.
> I'd like to try booting with grub, as the netbsd bootloader just gives
> me error 3's.
> Should this work as a grub entry?
> title NetBSD
> rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> chainloader +1
If the NetBSD boot loader is giving 'error 3' it is unlikely that grub
will do any better!
Error 3 is reported when the first sector of the mbr partition (sector
63 here) doesn't contain boot code. This is usually added by installboot
but it (probably) relies on the root filesystem being at the start of
If you boot from the install CD it ought to be possible to sort things out.
David Laight: email@example.com