Bad Magic

Bad Magic

Post by John C. Holleman » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00



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Hello All !

Built test system on 486 VL bus machine:
        o partition 0 Windows 98, 450 Mb (from OEM CD)
        o partition 3 OBSD 2.7, 9 gb (from FTP site)

Booted ok into Windows 98.  Set OBSD partition 3 "active" (with DOS
FDISK), but OSBD 2.7 will not boot.  Get message "bad magic", then
nothing.  On identical system installed Windows and OBSD 2.6.  Also
installed os-bs, could dual boot, no problems.

What have i missed ??

Regards / John

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Bad Magic

Post by John C. Holleman » Fri, 23 Jun 2000 04:00:00


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Hello Again !

o Additional info has come to light about "Bad magic".  The dual boot
system i built earlier used a different (and much older vintage) hard
drive.  The current build uses a 10.2 Gb Fujitsu brand.  I repeated the
build test with OBSD 2.6.  Got the same "Bad magic" error !

o Back to the drawing board.  I rebuilt OBSD 2.7 again, this time
allocating the entire drive.  There were no problems and OBSD 2.7 runs
perfectly.

o I also used an old 160 Mb IBM brand disks (for a firewall) the other
day.  It would _not_ accept the OBSD 2.6 system due its failing to mount
during the installation process.  Another 270 Mb disk (almost as old by
Quantum) accepted the OBSD 2.7 system without this same failure showing
up.  It is now running sucessfully in a firewall.

o Conclusion: not all IDE disks behave the same way, at least not with
the older BIOS in the 486 VL bus system.

Regards / John


> _____
> Hello All !

> Built test system on 486 VL bus machine:
>         o partition 0 Windows 98, 450 Mb (from OEM CD)
>         o partition 3 OBSD 2.7, 9 gb (from FTP site)

> Booted ok into Windows 98.  Set OBSD partition 3 "active" (with DOS
> FDISK), but OSBD 2.7 will not boot.  Get message "bad magic", then
> nothing.  On identical system installed Windows and OBSD 2.6.  Also
> installed os-bs, could dual boot, no problems.

> What have i missed ??

> Regards / John

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> Message prepared:                                      13:35, 22/06/2000

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Message prepared:                                      16:25, 22/06/2000