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``panic: /boot too old: upgrade!'' message on a new instalation of 3.3 on an i386



Hello!

I'm a newbie in the world of BSD, I'm using Linux for about 4
years.

A couple of days ago I downloaded from a mirror of
ftp.openbsd.org the OpenBSD/3.3/i386/ directory. From the file
floppy33.fs I created a boot floppy and I installed the OS.
Everything went just fine, until I had to reboot my PC in order
to start OpenBSD 3.3.

My boot manager is grub-0.93, and my screen looks like this:

grub> root (hd0,2,a)
  Filesystem type is ffs, partition type 0xa6

grub> kernel /bsd
  [NetBSD-a.out, loadaddr=0x100000, text=0x3ee000, C,
data=0x1e000, bss=0xc95a0, symtab=0x243cc, strtab=0x2dd9b,
entry=0x100020]

grub> boot
panic: /boot too old: upgrade!
Stopped at    0xd02f42a0:    leave
RUN AT LEAST 'trace' AND 'ps' AND INCLUDE OUTPUT WHEN REPORTING
THIS PANIC!
DO NOT EVENT BOTHER REPORTING THIS WITHOUT INCLUDING THAT
INFORMATION!
ddb> trace
(null)(d06af9c,628000,62eff,8,d062af9c) at 0xd02f42a0
(null)(d02f9db1,d05bc110,d062afa4,d02fa2f1,d0628010) at
0xd01d8551
(null)(62f000) at 0xd02fa389
ddb> ps
  PID  PPID  PGRP  UID  S      FLAGS  WAIT      COMMAND
ddb>

I tried some alternative boot methods, including lilo, but I got
the ``Bad magic'' message.

I have to tell that my machine is a Pentium III (Katmai)/450MHz,
384MB RAM with a 40GB IDE HDD. On my hard disk lie 3 OSes:
Windoze XP, Debian GNU/Linux and OpenBSD 3.3.

Linux fdisk output looks like this:

Disk /dev/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 4998 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *         1      1698  13639153+   7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2          1699      1700     16065   83  Linux
/dev/hda3          1701      2945  10000462+  a6  OpenBSD
/dev/hda4          2946      4998  16490722+   5  Extended
/dev/hda5          2946      2963    144553+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6          2964      3087    995998+  83  Linux
/dev/hda7          3088      3403   2538238+  83  Linux
/dev/hda8          3404      3901   4000153+  83  Linux
/dev/hda9          3902      4399   4000153+  83  Linux
/dev/hda10         4400      4523    995998+  83  Linux
/dev/hda11         4524      4647    995998+  82  Linux swap
/dev/hda12         4648      4998   2819376    b  Win95 FAT32

So, I installed OpenBSD on the 3rd primary partition on my hard
disk.

OpenBSD fdisk output looks like this:

Disk: wd0    geometry: 4998/255/63 [80292870 sectors]
Offset: 0    Signature: 0xAA55

         Starting       Ending            LBA Info:
 #: id     C  H  S -    C   H  S [      Start:     Size]
---------------------------------------------------------------------
*0: 07     0  1  1 - 1697 254 63 [         63: 27278307]
HPFS/QNX/AUX
 1: 83  1698  0  1 - 1699 254 63 [   27278370:    32130] Linux
Files*
 2: A6  1700  0  1 - 2944 254 63 [   27310500: 20000925] OpenBSD
 3: 05  2945  0  1 - 4997 254 63 [   47311425: 32981445]
Extended DOS

disklabel output:

device: /dev/rwd0c
type: ESDI
disk: ESDI/IDE disk
label: Maxtor 6E040L0
bytes/sector: 512
sectors/track: 63
tracks/cylinder: 16
sectors/cylinder: 1008
cylinders: 16383
total sectors: 80293248
free sectors: 0
rpm: 3600

 16 partitions:

 #      size    offset   fstype
  a:   306684  27310500  4.2BSD   1024  8192  16
  b:  1048320  27617184    swap
  c: 80293248         0  unused      0     0
  d:  1048320  28665504  4.2BSD   1024  8192  16
  e:  4194288  29713824  4.2BSD   1024  8192  16
  g:  8388576  33908112  4.2BSD   1024  8192  16
  h:  5014737  42296688  4.2BSD   1024  8192  16
  i: 27278307        63 unknown
  j:    32130  27278370  ext2fs
  k:   289107  47311488  ext2fs
  l:  1991997  47600652  ext2fs
  m:  5076477  49592718  ext2fs
  n:  8000307  54669258  ext2fs
  o:  8000307  62669628  ext2fs
  p:  1991997  70669998  ext2fs

and mount points are:

wd0a /
wd0d /tmp
wd0e /var
wd0g /usr
wd0h /home


So why can't my system boot OpenBSD? The kernel file (bsd) is
the one I downloaded from ftp. I double checked with md5sum all
the files I downloaded and they are fine, I followed the
installations steps, and I can say that my installation is quite
``standard''.

I will appreciate if you would help me.

Thank you,
Bogdan Hojda, bogdanhojda_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_co_(_dot_)_uk

P.S. Please excuse my English: I'm not a native English speaker.


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