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Re: Re[4]: Bootloader problems

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 09:58:03 -0700 (PDT)

:I had this problem with snapshots before the 1.0-release.  Snapshots
:immediately prior to the release and the release iso itself have
:worked fine.  Sometime following the release (don't know how soon) the
:problem reappeared; it has been present in every snapshot I've tried
:for 2-3 weeks now.  I've tried not installing bootblocks, installing
:them, installing in packet mode - no difference.
:How long ago did the snapshots start coming in GCC2 and GCC3 flavors? 
:(Just trying to figure out if I ever had the problem in a GCC2 build.)
:Hitting a key before the computer restarts shows some hex code along
:with text regarding a BTX error (sorry that's not more detailed - not
:at my home machine ATM).

    There are a few things you can try.  First, go into the BIOS and
    make sure the HD is running in LBA mode.  Second, you can try
    turning on (or off) packet mode via boot0cfg. 

    Third, as a last gasp effort, you can try relocating the boot
    code by setting BOOT_NEWBOOTLOADER in /etc/make.conf to 1 or 2. 
    If you do this you have to rebuild an reinstall the boot code
    via cd /usr/src/sys/boot; make obj; make clean; make; make install. 
    And you have to reinstall at least boot1/boot2 by using
    (e.g.) disklabel -B ad0s1

					Matthew Dillon 

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