On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Mike Smith wrote:

> > 
> > This really bit me- it shouldn't have- but it did.... 
> > 
> > I had a i386 system with a 4GB disk -- root partition ~1GB.... but the
> > motherboard was setting up BIOS as a CHS instead of an LBA arrangement.
> > 
> > The only time this showed up as problem was that when I reinstalled the
> > loader (and related forth files), loader silently was not able to read /boot
> > or /modules- the key word here is "silently".
> > 
> > There ought to be a warning in loader(8) maybe about this?
> The loader used to bitch if it couldn't find its startup files, but this 
> got turned off because people didn't like it.  There would be a couple of 
> ways to deal with the problem you're seeing (in addition to the very 
> worthwhile documentation) -
> a) bitch if the loader.rc file can't be found/read.
> b) bitch in the BIOS disk driver if an illegal read is attempted.
> Both of these might have given you enough clue to help find the problem 
> more quickly.  Any comments, folks?

both would have been helpful

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