David Burgess | 1 Apr 05:54 2003
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Re: BootLoader


> On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 03:38:57PM -0600, David Burgess wrote:
>> I'm having a similar problem on a couple of servers.  Whenever I try
>> to boot, I get a "No Operating System" error.  I know I had an e-mail
>> stuffed away here somewhere that told how to fix it, but I can't find
>> it.  Both of these servers are upgrades from 1.5-current or 1.5.3
>> systems.  After I do the update, I can't boot anymore.
>>
>> Hints?
>
> Hum, I don't know. I've not seen this, but I don't do upgrade via
> sysinst very often either.
> Does fdisk show the correct values for the partitions, BIOS geometry,
> etc ? Is there an active partition ?
>
> "No Operating System" would mean that the bootcode magic number on the
> NetBSD's partition is wrong. Did you try reinstalling the boot code
> (installboot ....) ? Maybe from a 1.5 floppy ?

I can boot from a floppy (break out of the boot and go to hd0:/netbsd) so
(if I'm thinking correctly) the system is pretty close.  The only thing
that seems amiss is the bootcode magic on the partition, which doesn't
really make any sense, since I've tried a dozen combinations of
installboot, fdisk, and everything in /usr/mdec.  The NetBSD partition is
active, and the partitions and BIOS geometry all seem to be correct.

I know there was a list of the commands that sysinst executes to set up
the partition tables.  Do you know where that is?

Dave
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Jean-Edouard BABIN | 1 Apr 06:24 2003
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Re: BootLoader

on 31/03/03 23:02, « Manuel Bouyer » <bouyer <at> antioche.eu.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 08:00:00PM +0100, Jean-Edouard BABIN wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am wondering what i need to do to reinstall the netbsd bootloader
> 
> Which one ? The one which selects the partition you boot, or the one
> which loads the kernel ?
The one which selects the boot partition

>> I have tried lots of thinks but nothing work
>> I have try:
>> /usr/mdec/installboot /usr/mdec/biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a
>> (there is another installboot in /usr/sbin !)
> 
> /usr/mdec is the correct one for 1.6
> 
>> And fdisk -B (this ask me for the same as netbsd sysinstall, but not work)
>> Thanks for your help
> 
> Maybe try fdisk -i wd0 first ?

I will try thanks

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Aidan Kehoe | 1 Apr 11:04 2003
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Re: BootLoader


 Ar an 31ú lá de mí 3, scríobh Manuel Bouyer :

 > On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 08:00:00PM +0100, Jean-Edouard BABIN wrote:
 > > Hi,
 > > 
 > > I am wondering what i need to do to reinstall the netbsd bootloader
 > 
 > Which one ? The one which selects the partition you boot, or the one
 > which loads the kernel ?
 > 
 > > I have tried lots of thinks but nothing work
 > > I have try:
 > > /usr/mdec/installboot /usr/mdec/biosboot.sym /dev/rwd0a
 > > (there is another installboot in /usr/sbin !)
 > 
 > /usr/mdec is the correct one for 1.6

A question; is the ability to install a bootloader dependent on the secure
level? If I'm in securelevel 2, can I write a bootloader? 

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Ignatios Souvatzis | 1 Apr 11:16 2003
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Re: BootLoader

Hi,

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 10:04:21AM +0100, Aidan Kehoe wrote:

> A question; is the ability to install a bootloader dependent on the secure
> level? If I'm in securelevel 2, can I write a bootloader? 

Probably not. The ability to access raw devices - at least those whose
buffered counterpart is opened (e.g, mounted as a file system) - depends
on the securelevel being low enough. At 2, it is blocked.

Regards,
	-is
Masanori Kanaoka | 2 Apr 00:07 2003
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Patch of latest ACPI CA(20030328) for NetBSD-current

Hi,

My source files under sys/dev/acpi/acpica/Subsystem were caught up
with acpica-unix-20030328.tar.gz, and it works fine for me.

This patch includes for sys/dev/acpi/acpi_ec.c.
I don't have acpi ec device,so I don't test it.

  I have put that patch at:
      http://www.ann.hi-ho.ne.jp/~kanaoka/acpica-20030328.diff.gz

	% /usr/bin/md5 acpica-20030328.diff.gz                         
	MD5 (acpica-20030328.diff.gz) = b329e6d0877e56d51c4cf4e317ea62a8

You can try it like below:

   	# cd /usr/src
   	# zcat /somewhere/acpica-20030328.diff.gz | patch -p1 -E
  	# cd /sys/arch/i386/conf
   	# config your-config;cd ../compile/your-config
  	# make depend;make;make install

You can find release note for latest ACPI CA(20030328) code at:
      http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=149501

 
If you are interested in it,How about trying it?
Best Regards!
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Soren Jacobsen | 2 Apr 08:21 2003

Re: How to override detection of physical memory?

On Tue, Apr 01, 2003 at 04:56:29PM -0800, Bryan P wrote:
> Is there a way to override the detection of physical memory at bootup?
> something akin to the "mem=XXX" option in Linux.  I need to be able to boot
> NetBSD and leave some amount of upper physical memory untouched.

This should work:

# The following options override the memory sizes passed in from the
# boot block.  Use them *only* if the boot block is unable to determine
# the correct values.  Note that the BIOS may *correctly* report less
# than 640k of base memory if the extended BIOS data area is located at
# the top of base memory (as is the case on most recent systems).
#options        REALBASEMEM=639         # size of base memory (in KB)
#options        REALEXTMEM=15360        # size of extended memory (in KB)

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Dmitry Zhukov | 2 Apr 18:58 2003

OpenOffice and JRE

Hi there,

 

Last night I tried installing OpenOffice included in v. 1.6, and pkg_add failed because it could not locate a Java package the OpenOffice package depends on, something like "sun-jre". This seemed strange, because I am used to the fact that NetBSD ISO's are built in a way that they are "self-contained".

 

I could not locate such package on the CDs or the FTP either, so I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this by telling where to look.

 

Thanks...

Dz

Rumi Szabolcs | 2 Apr 21:25 2003
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Re: OpenOffice and JRE

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003 11:58:57 -0500 
Dmitry Zhukov <DZhukov <at> celeritysolutions.com> wrote:

> Hi there,
> 
> Last night I tried installing OpenOffice included in v. 1.6, and pkg_add
> failed because it could not locate a Java package the OpenOffice package
> depends on, something like "sun-jre". This seemed strange, because I am used
> to the fact that NetBSD ISO's are built in a way that they are
> "self-contained".
> 
> I could not locate such package on the CDs or the FTP either, so I was
> wondering if anyone could help me out with this by telling where to look.

Others please correct me when I'm wrong, but I think this is due
to licensing issues with the Sun JRE. It cannot be contained on
the NetBSD CD, nor on the NetBSD FTP sites, it can only be
downloaded directly from Sun. So you will probably have to install
it from pkgsrc (lang/sun-jre*), which might require you to accept
the Sun JRE license via /etc/mk.conf and then it will be downloaded
directly from Sun.

Regards,
Szabolcs Rumi

Julio Merino | 2 Apr 21:37 2003
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Re: OpenOffice and JRE

On Wed, 2 Apr 2003 21:25:24 +0200
Rumi Szabolcs <rumi_ml <at> rtfm.hu> wrote:

> Others please correct me when I'm wrong, but I think this is due
> to licensing issues with the Sun JRE. It cannot be contained on
> the NetBSD CD, nor on the NetBSD FTP sites, it can only be
> downloaded directly from Sun. So you will probably have to install
> it from pkgsrc (lang/sun-jre*), which might require you to accept
> the Sun JRE license via /etc/mk.conf and then it will be downloaded
> directly from Sun.

It's not automatically downloaded any more... :(

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David W. Talmage | 2 Apr 22:14 2003

Libretto + Firewire CD-ROM?

If you have a Toshiba Libretto and a working Firewire CD-ROM, would
you please write to me?  My 1.6P kernel on my L1 seems to recognize
the Firewire hardware (fwohci0, fw0) but I can't get anything more
than "Device not configured" out of mount.


Gmane