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Re: TP600 (crippled) install question
At 10:54 PM 9/12/03, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>Dixitur illum email@example.com scribere...
> >My ThinkPad 600 is somewhat crippled. No floppy disk. Attempt to boot
>Oh my. I've done the following today:
> - make partition of type A5 (FreeBSD) with GNU/Linux
> - create (Free)BSD disklabel inside that with GNU/Linux fdisk
> - write /boot sector by sector on some _other_ area of the disc
> - do the job of "installboot" by hand: write into biosboot where
> /boot is on the disc
> - cat biosboot >/dev/hda4 (BSD partition)
> [ useless stuff snipped - try'n'error ]
> - dd if=/dev/hda4 of=bs_plus_disklabel count=2
> - cat cdrom34.fs >/dev/hda4
> - cat bs_plus_disklabel >/dev/hda4
> - change type to 0xA6
> - reboot, install
>Well, I did more than that (including Lunix kernel freezes
>when attempting to write data to the mounted FFS filesystem,
>but touching (=creating) files worked... wtf), but that's
>it when you strip it down.
>The hard part is getting biosboot right.
I created an OpenBSD partition on the hard disk after booting RH72 on
TP600, then I moved hard disk to desktop (via adapter) and did OpenBSD
install from CDROM. Although RH72 fdisk claimed to allow update of *BSD
disklabel, it did not *see* the OpenBSD partition on disk. When I put disk
back in laptop, it worked fine.