Subject: Re: NetBSD1.5 Booting Issue - NOT a Netbooting question.
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List: port-vax
Date: 01/03/2001 20:02:32
On  3 Jan, J. Buck Caldwell wrote:

> Unfortunately, I got kinda stuck when I releasized I had niether the
> first-stage nor second-stage bootloader. /boot was nowhere to be found,
> and /usr/mdec/xxboot was missing as well. 
Hmmm? I installed 1.5 on my VS4k90 from the 1.5 release tar balls and
/usr/mdec contains the files it should. If there is no boot and xxboot
in /usr/mdec somthing went wrong. 

> Is there a way to use 1.4*'s disklabel -B to put the
> 1.5 bootblocks onto the drive, and where do I get /boot?
If you have located the files copy boot to / and do a
disklabel -B ra0 -b /usr/mdec/xxboot
See disklabel(8).

You can boot the 1.5 kernel with bootblocks from 1.4. Due to a change in
the bootstrap system between 1.4 and 1.5 it will not get the root-dev
correctly. So a 1.5 kernel booted with 1.4 boot blocks will ask you for
the root-dev.