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Re: lost with booting

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 08:22:50 +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?  

I now know for 100% certainty I haven't gotten a mix.

Each and every time I made sure bootblocks were installed.
I also used fdisk with p 2 0 0 0 to remove the partition before I recreated
it with fdisk and p 2 165 255996720 142294320.

>    If you are trying to boot a dragonfly slice, you must have dragonfly
>    boot1/boot2 blocks installed on that slice.  That is, you have to proper
>    disklabel the slice, for example:
>    disklabel -B ad0s2

Even used disklabel -Bi ad0 and supplied the information from my disk (which
is set to auto in BIOS, which is CHS - 65525/16/255, LBA being

>    In the past we have found that 'garbage' in the slice can screw up 
>    booting, so to be totally safe I'd blow it away completely and reinstall.
>	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 ...

Same issues.
DF just refuses to boot.
It gets as far as printing - and then scrolls a BTX error/dump and resets
just as fast, only because I see the remnant glow on the monitor I know it
said BTX halted.

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