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Re: Problem booting from wd0
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Problem booting from wd0
- From: Uwe Dippel <udippel_(_at_)_uniten_(_dot_)_edu_(_dot_)_my>
- Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 23:48:41 +0800
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 12:06:14 -0500, arf wrote:
> Use dd form /dev/zero to wipe MBR and start of disk.
> Check Bios settings - AMI Bios set to "Auto" shows
> LBA mode and DMA, etc.
I'm not so sure here; what this would be good for.
> Downloaded June 10 snapshot and checked md5 sums.
> Installed without problems. The installboot output
> boot: /mnt/boot
> proto: /usr/mdec/biosboot
> device: /dev/rwd0c
> /usr/mdec/biosboot: entry point 0 proto bootblock
> size 512
> /mnt/boot is 3 blocks x 16384 bytes fs block shift 2;
> part offset 63; inode block 24, offset 1704
> using MBR partition 0: type 166 (0xa6) offset 63 (0x3f)
what does installboot do here ? Maybe I'm simply lost or stupid.?
You're doing a fresh install, or what ?
How's your disk layout ?
(And, as Nick pointed out, does it boot from diskette / CD ?)
scroll down to
What can go wrong
and understand how to recreate the MBR.
who runs a 160GB hard disk without any hassle on a 1995 P100 MB with a
limit of 8GB hard disk; and a root partition of 150 MB at 'a'. With the
completely wrong geometry. I guess, as long as the '/' is found somehow,
the rest is taken over from the BIOS.
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