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openbsd 3.4 on a pen drive!! almost!
I am still trying to get openbsd installed and booting from a usb pen
drive. The installer sees the disk and makes it available as [sd0] ...i
choose it and choose yes for using it all. Then setup ask me to setup
partitions so i create the following:
a b ....for swap **3M
a a ....for / *the rest of the drive *122M
Then setup continues and i install the minimal base, etc, bsd
successfully...the setup finishes ok except at the end it complains about
not being able to install ./install boot because of geometry or something
and tells me to do it manually...so i boot again off the 3.4-boot cd and
per the faq!
./install boot -h 64 -s 32 boot biosboot sd0
It says it installed but when i boot from the pen drive i get
using drive: 0 partition: 3 ....and thats it
I tried booting of the cd and at the boot prompt typing " b hd0a:/bsd "
it starts and successfully loads the kernel from the pen drive as its
currently registered as hd0 via the bios in usb-hdd mode, but after the
kernel is loaded i assume from the faq that openbsd no longer relies on
the bios so now my drive hd0 is sd0 and also shows up as rsd0 "not sure
why" ,, this is my problem i think and maybe also its not loading the usb
stuff it needs before trying to mount the root. This is the error i am
getting after the kernel loads into memory and gets almost all the way
done until it tries to find the root.
root on sd0a
rootdev= 0x400 rrootdev=0x400 rawdev=0xd02
panic: cannot opendisk, 0x400 , 0xd00 error 6
maybe its should be rsd0a.
is there a way to force rootdev= to something else as maybe i could
try rsd0a or c!!
There has to be a way to get a small openbsd version on a pen drive and
Thanks in advance
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