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RE: Boot stopping at using partition 3 id 0
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: RE: Boot stopping at using partition 3 id 0
- From: Stephen Marley <stephen_(_at_)_openkast_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:58:39 +0100
> Idem, no pb on most installs, but only Ranish Partition Manager
> saved me after i lost many hours on a Dell Poweredge 1300. Sometimes
> "Using Partition 3 id 0", sometimes "Bad Magic". Thanks Ranish.
> Seems that Dell'Bios was the problem.
The "Bad Magic" error occurs when the kernel is on a partition spanning the
1024 cylinder boundary. However, for the partition 3 error, I think "the
many hours lost" could be prevented if the OpenBSD install process made more
noise about this issue. A warning about some BIOSes, an option to install an
alternative bootloader, or even just a pointer to the faq or the fdisk /mbr
cure could save a lot of people a lot of time.
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