On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 10:23:34AM -0700, Archie Cobbs wrote:
> John Baldwin writes:
> > > FreeBSD/i386 bootstrap loader, Revision 0.8
> > > ([EMAIL PROTECTED], Sat Aug 26 11:14:35 GMT 2000)
> > > /kernel text=0x2432ca zf_read: fill error
> > > 
> > > elf_loadexec: archsw.readin failed
> > 
> > Your floppy is bad.  Try a different one.
> Not necessarily. This also happens if you try to boot boot.flp
> instead of kern.flp.

It turns out it was a bad floppy, which I didn't even think of because
I don't think I've had a bad floppy disk in years and years (plus
I had been up all night beating my head on the desk over the whole

Thanks to everyone who replied.  I'm now typing this message from the
machine that I had to do the re-install on, so all is good.  

Mike Pritchard

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