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Re: Documentation bug in WWW FAQ???



On Mon, Oct 03, 2005 at 04:35:36PM +0100, Bryan wrote:
> I recently attempted to dualboot my laptop with Windows XP.  I was
> following the FAQ and came to the point where I issued this command:
> 
> "dd if=/dev/rsd0a of=openbsd.pbr bs=512 count=1"
> 
> And the system tells me that:
> 
> 
> "/dev/rsd0a not configured"
> 
> I did a google search to see if I did anything wrong and I found this site:
> 
> 
> http://darkuncle.net/OpenBSD/OpenBSD_dualboot.txt
> 
> I found the following passage:
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> When you're done installing, pop in a USB key or floppy, mount it
> (for a USB key, I do "mount_msdos /dev/sd0i /mnt"; for a floppy, it's
> "mount_msdos /dev/fd0a /mnt") and do the following to grab your OpenBSD
> primary boot record:
> 
> # dd if=/dev/rwd0a of=/mnt/openbsd.pbr bs=512 count=1
> 
> Now reboot the machine into Windows, and copy the openbsd.pbr file you just
> created to C:\openbsd.pbr in Windows. If you don't have a floppy or USB key
> available to tranfer your openbsd.pbr with, you can copy it to another
> machine on your network, reboot into Windows, and copy it back.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> The "dd" command above does allow me to save openbsd.pbr, and with
> this, I can dualboot.  I just wanted to give a heads-up that if the
> FAQ doesn't allow you to dualboot, then the above might work.  I
> thought that maybe it was a typo, since "rsd0a" and "rwd0a" differ by
> one letter, and those differing letters lie close on the keyboard.

it is not a typo, just another possibility. maybe you want to have a look
at the wd(4) and sd(4) manual pages.

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