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Re: On Soekris Install adventures...
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Javier Solorzano wrote:
> I got a new Soekris NET4801 and I installed a Hitachi 40MB HD. I
> decided to use pxe with pxegrub to boot bsd.rd and do a network install
> on the hard disk. This part is quite easy indeed. Just grab pxegrub
> complied with support for the sis network card and 19200 com1 terminal
> support. It works great, but don't go that avenue cause you'll get in
> trouble. bsd.rd won't configure correctly your hd and you'll get
> geometry mismatches with fdisk, disklabel and install boot. I spent
> lots of time trying to fix it with no success. I guess that you can
> play around with installboot and chs settings, but it's not worth the
> time. I plugged the HD into a borrowed laptop, did a normal install,
> returned the HD to the soekris and voila! the whole process took less
> than 20 minutes.
You should try installing a recent snapshot instead of 3.4. There has
been a lot of work done on the boot loader recently.