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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Install question
- From: Steven Besler <skb_(_at_)_madness_(_dot_)_global-village_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Wed, 19 Nov 97 03:36:46 -0800
- Reply-to: skb_(_at_)_global-village_(_dot_)_net
I'm trying to install OpenBSD on a Pentium 133 with 16Meg Ram,
and 1.3 Gig IDE disk. I temporarily have a scsi card and CD-ROM
installed to do the OpenBSD installation. I am using the whole
disk for OpenBSD. I have installed everything from the CD. I
can boot from a floppy and mount the harddrive and read
everything fine. The problem is that when I try and boot from the
hard drive, the machine just sits there after accessing the hard disk
for a couple of seconds.
I was looking at "http://www.openbsd.org/errata.html" and noticed this:
>- Some rarer PC BIOS's do not like the hardrive bootblocks when used as a
MBR. >The symptom is that the BIOS says "READ ERROR" when booting, but
everything >suggests it should work fine. In those cases, it is sufficient to
install >OS-BS or some other primary bootloader as the main MBR, then install
OpenBSD >in a partition all by itself starting at a non-zero offset. For
instance, >start OpenBSD at next track boundary or so.
well, mine doesn't say "READ Error" but if at the boot command I do something
Then it reports BIOS Error 1's (I think) about 6 times.
I tried installing OS-BS, but in order to boot from a floppy, I tell the CMOS
that there is no hard drive. When running from a DOS boot floppy, the os-bs
installer reports that it cannot find the hard drive.
Does anyone have any ideas?
I suppose I could take out the hard drive, install it in another machine, and
try to install os-bs from there, but I don't even know if that's the problem.
Perhaps I made a "disk geometry" mistake in the disklabel input. I can post
what I have for that if it helps someone figure out what I did wrong.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!!
Steven K. Besler <skb_(_at_)_global-village_(_dot_)_net> Global Village Consulting Inc.
Principal/Software Developer/Network Administrator/VP of R&D/Title Collector
Mumbling Alternative Philosophical Balker Guy. ObQuote: "Immer langsam!"