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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: MBR problems
- From: Paolo Supino <paolo_(_at_)_consonet_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jun 1999 05:12:34 +0300 (IDDT)
I'm trying to install OpenBSD 2.4 on my notebook (after I installed a
new 6.4GB HD). The first instal 'installboot'
complained that the MBR was broken and after booting it printed NO
OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND. Did a second install and everything went ok (not
MBR borken), but when I boot the machine it printed "read error". A third
install didn't give any messages at all (simply didn't boot). Running
fdisk on third installed showed something weird: I had 3 FAT partitions
and one NetBSD partition.
From previous installs (on other computers) I noticed that OpenBSD's boot
loader doesn't handle LBA addressing, and usually coughs an error because
of it, but on this notebook I can't turn LBA off).
why is this happening?
Has anyone any good suggestions how to bypass this problem (apart of
hacking the boot loader, which seems like I will eventually learn to do)?
Has anything changed in 2.5's bootloader that it will be worth waiting
until I get my CDs back?
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