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Re: lost with booting

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 07:09:49 +0200

-On [20040907 23:52], Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>    I can't make heads or tails of it.  All I can think of is that maybe
>    you are running a mix of different types of boot code?  The 5.x
>    boot1/boot2/loader code is not compatible with the DFly boot1/boot2/loader
>    code because our partition table is larger.  'boot0' (the master boot
>    record) should always be compatible.

OK, I'll try a 4.10 install, see how that fares.

>    It is unclear to me *which* CD you tried installing DFly from.  It might
>    be best to try installing the boot code from an official CD.  I recommend
>    using a GCC-2.95 daily snapshot CD or the latest reasonably-stable CD
>    that I just rolled (dfly-20040907.iso.gz).

I used an aug 27 gcc 2 snapshot from corecode/Simon.

>    You can also experiment with just overriding the boot blocks and loader
>    binary from a DFly CD.  Boot the DFly CD and use disklabel and cp to
>    install new boot blocks over an existing configuration, like this:
>	[boot cd, login as root]
>	disklabel -B ad0s2

I have done this before and it didn't work.
Reason I did this was because disklabel complained about old style

>	mount ad0s2a /mnt
>	cp /boot/loader /mnt/boot/loader

I haven't tried that by hand yet.

>	dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0s2 bs=32k count=16
>	disklabel -r -w ad0s2 auto
>	disklabel -B ad0s2
>	... reinstall dragonfly from scratch on that slice ...

I'll try that, see if it makes a difference.

Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no mono
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