I should mention that booting from the CD install media
works, but booting after installing the OpenBSD 4.5 OS
Please help if you can.
Kenneth J. Hendrickson
PS I need to get this box up with OpenBSD in order to
recover some data from a ccd drive on a Pentium 266 MHz
which recently failed. It was my main file server. I
do not want to lose my data!!!!!
PPS If I cannot get this D201GLY motherboard up with
OpenBSD, I am willing to buy another motherboard, in
order to get my data back. But I'd rather not have to
buy another motherboard. The D201GLY will serve my
purposes if only I can get it to boot!!
From: Hendrickson, Kenneth
Sent: Sat 7/4/2009 5:00 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: Cannot Boot with Intel D201GLY Motherboard
Cannot Boot with Intel D201GLY Motherboard
Disk is 120GB PATA IDE
dmesg, fdisk output, and disklabel output are all attached
OpenBSD.PDR is also attached
I have Googled for problems/answers, and still run into a dead end.
There must be a requirement which is not stated in the documentation,
which I am not following. Please help.
(I am an experienced OpenBSD user, having used OpenBSD continuously
since 1998, and having built my own kernels/userland, and also have
built OpenBSD for embedded systems.)
The instructions for booting from NTLDR (Windows 2000) do not work.
As soon as the messages get to the CPU, the system reboots. Booting
never works, either from the OpenBSD partition, or from NTLDR from
Windows 2000. I have included my OpenBSD.PDR file for examination.
Originally, my OpenBSD partition was #4 in fdisk. I added the #1
partition, and had both #1 and #4 set to "a6" for OpenBSD. That
didn't work. I then chose only #1 partition to be "a6" for OpenBSD,
and #4 partition was set to "da" for "No Filesystem". That also
didn't work. Please note that my entire OpenBSD / filesystem is
within the 1024 cylinder boundary. The /boot file is ...