4.9 install buglet

ian j hart ianjhart at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 3 11:33:33 PST 2003

Just an FYI in case anyone else runs into this, or something similar.

I have a semi-reproducable install failure. Everything appears
to complete but the systems will not boot, and continually restart.

cheap SIS630 M/B

floppy install -> local ftp, local release build

pre-existing 2047MB FAT32 primary partition
remainder BSD
standard MBR, not booteasy

ad0s1	/dos
auto for remainder

distrib = minimum

Work around. Force write in label screen (or rewrite
MBR and label post reboot)

As I have a work-around it's difficult to justify spending much time
tracing this, but it might save you some head scratching if
you run into it.

ian j hart


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