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- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: i386/boot
- From: Michael Shalayeff <mickey_(_at_)_lucifier_(_dot_)_dial-up_(_dot_)_user_(_dot_)_akula_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 02:14:09 -0400 (EDT)
Making, drinking tea, and reading an opus magnum from Michael Shalayeff:
> well, stand/README is not a good place for docs,
> but it's stated there to *copy* boot to root dir.
> mans are coming.....
and it's stated in installboot manual either.....
> Making, drinking tea, and reading an opus magnum from Kenneth Stailey:
> > Mickey> 1. install /boot on your hd, by using installboot -s -h
> > Mickey> switches, supplying BIOS geometry for your boot drive
> > Mickey> (consult fdisk(8), CMOS setup, etc) read i386/stand/README,
> > Mickey> installboot(8) manuals for details. questions are welcome.
> > I was able to complete this operation after a few painful mistakes.
> > Fortunately, my openbsd 2.1 boot floppy kernel was not too far
> > out-of-sync with the userland on my harddisks to prevent using it to
> > recover.
> > Here's what I did in the hopes that you might avoid an accident. Your
> > system's configuration may require different geometry and/or a different
> > special file.
> > $ cp /usr/mdec/boot /
> > $ /usr/mdec/installboot -v -s 63 -h 64 /boot /usr/mdec/biosboot /dev/rwd0c
> > $ reboot
> > Hope that helps,
> > Ken
> paranoic mickey (and there was a god, but he was drunk)
paranoic mickey (and there was a god, but he was drunk)