On Wed, Jun 23, 2004 at 01:04:24AM -0400, Jeremy Kister wrote: > On Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:57 PM, I wrote: > > the whole installation process goes smooth, but upon reboot, I simply get > > 'Missing Operating System'. > > I've given up on 4.9-R and tried 5.2.1-R, which is working fine.
Odd. The problems you were seeing are to do with the BIOS level stuff, which is really independent of what OS you're trying to boot up. At a guess you actually did something a bit differently during the install. For future reference, one thing that has changed over time is using 'packet' mode (BIOS Int 0x13 extensions) -- this provides an alternative to CHS (Cylinder Head Sector) addressing as used in older BIOSes. Packet mode is appropriate for large disks, and allows you to boot from cylinders higher than 1023. It's basically the norm on any recent system with large disk drives. Problem is you need a BIOS with specific support for packet mode or it just won't work, so the default has always been to assume 'nopacket'. It has been mooted that switching the default to packet mode is an idea whose time has come, but that change wasn't made between 4.x and 5.x. See boot0cfg(8) for details of how to switch modes, but generally it's: # boot0cfg -o packet ad0 Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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