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Re: Problems booting openbsd3.1 on wd1a
Hmm... that doesn't look good...
After a quick search through the list archives I found this answer by
Nick Holland, to someone with a similar problem you're having:
> What other reasons are there for a "bad magic" error? With only a
> partition, it would seem that that isn't the problem.
Well, I'm thinking there is either something in your proceedure used
(no details given, so can't say for sure) or perhaps the bsd file you
are using is dammaged. For example, you make your own CD-ROM or use a
local FTP server, and the /bsd file was downloaded in ASCII mode
instead of BINARY mode. Saw this once before on the list, kinda a
weird problem where /bsd is the only file dammaged, as *.tgz are error
checked by the gzip compression, though it has happened (I can imagine
situations...usually involved a wildcard mget of *.tgz and forgetting
to grab bsd at the same time). Not quite the same symptoms as last
time, though (but that was probably 2.9, or a snapshot of 3.0, which
would probably choke in a different way).
So maybe that's it?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Black Berry" <email@example.com>
> I decided to follow your help, as a latest resource to solve the
> So at the installation i've choosed to use entire wd1 disk, creating
> following slices:
> wd1a: 64MB /
> wd1b: 256MB swap
> wd1d: 500MB /var
> wd1e: 31427MB /usr
> at Bios Boot:
> boot> machine diskinfo
> Disk Bios Type Cyls Heads Secs Flags Checksum
> hd1 0x81 ESDI 1024 255 63 0x2 0x4f8e87e3
> boot> machine boot hd1a
> Booting from hd1a 
> Using Drive: 1 Partition: 3
> reading boot ......
> Bad magic