Problems booting with floppyC38.fs on Latitude CPx

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Problems booting with floppyC38.fs on Latitude CPx

daniel-32
I'm unable to use floppyC38.fs to boot my laptop.
It is a Dell latitude CPx J650GT with bios A16
I've tried different floppy disks with the same results.
I've tried floppyC38.fs from 3.8 release
I've tried floppyC38.fs from snapshots date 11/2/05
Using the exact same floppy i can boot my pc just fine.
Any ideas on what i need to do to get this laptop going?


Loading;..........
probing: pc0 com0 com1 apm mem[639K 510M a20=on]
disk: fd0 hd0+*
>> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 2.10
boot>
booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020+195116=0x356d74
entry point at 0x100120

complete freeze at this point, can't hit the caps lock button
I only got this once. All other times have been as follows.


Loading;..........
probing: pc0 com0 com1 apm mem[639K 510M a20=on]
disk: fd0 hd0+*
>> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 2.10
boot>
booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020read text
 failed(0). will try /obsd
boot>
booting fd0a:/obsd: open fd0a:/obsd: No such file or directory
 failed(2). will try /bsd.old
boot>
booting fd0a:/bsd.old: open fd0a:/bsd.old: No such file or directory
 failed(2). will try /bsd
boot>
booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020read text
 failed(0). will try /obsd
boot>
booting fd0a:/obsd: open fd0a:/obsd: No such file or directory
 failed(2). will try /bsd.old
boot>
booting fd0a:/bsd.old: open fd0a:/bsd.old: No such file or directory
 failed(2). will try /bsd
Turning timeout off.
boot>

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Re: Problems booting with floppyC38.fs on Latitude CPx

Joachim Schipper
On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 04:56:34PM -0500, daniel wrote:

> I'm unable to use floppyC38.fs to boot my laptop.
> It is a Dell latitude CPx J650GT with bios A16
> I've tried different floppy disks with the same results.
> I've tried floppyC38.fs from 3.8 release
> I've tried floppyC38.fs from snapshots date 11/2/05
> Using the exact same floppy i can boot my pc just fine.
> Any ideas on what i need to do to get this laptop going?
>
>
> Loading;..........
> probing: pc0 com0 com1 apm mem[639K 510M a20=on]
> disk: fd0 hd0+*
> >> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 2.10
> boot>
> booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020+195116=0x356d74
> entry point at 0x100120
>
> complete freeze at this point, can't hit the caps lock button
> I only got this once. All other times have been as follows.
>
>
> Loading;..........
> probing: pc0 com0 com1 apm mem[639K 510M a20=on]
> disk: fd0 hd0+*
> >> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 2.10
> boot>
> booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020read text
>  failed(0). will try /obsd
> boot>
> booting fd0a:/obsd: open fd0a:/obsd: No such file or directory
>  failed(2). will try /bsd.old

It's always possible there is some weird kernel bug around, but I
remember seeing that when trying to boot with a defective floppy drive.
I.e., the floppy *drive* was shot. I binned quite a lot of floppies
before finally binning the drive. It was only 1-2 years old. I put in an
oldie (no clue just how old, scavenged it from a Pentium I system or
somesuch), and it booted just fine.

Of course, trying other floppies first might be cheaper...

If you already have OpenBSD on there, just get a new bsd.rd and boot
that - it's much easier.

                Joachim

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Re: Problems booting with floppyC38.fs on Latitude CPx

Uwe Dippel
In reply to this post by daniel-32
On Thu, 03 Nov 2005 16:56:34 -0500, daniel wrote:

> disk: fd0 hd0+*
>>> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 2.10
> boot>
> booting fd0a:/bsd: 3306020+195116=0x356d74
> entry point at 0x100120

Don't know if this is related, booted cd38 on a Proliant and it did similarly;
only after several minutes - I was already sitting at another box to look for
help online - did it finally go through.
After the install everything was fine.
Tried the same CD on a DELL Latitude D400 and worked well.
If I had access to the Proliant, I'd try again. But I'll only be there
over another 8 days, sorry.
Maybe a media problem after all ?

Uwe