boot not found
If your system displays this message when you turn on the
power to your computer, the /boot file is missing:
boot not found
Stage 1 boot failure: error loading hd(40)/boot
This refers to the
program, which loads and executes the kernel
each time you turn on the computer.
If /boot is missing, use this procedure
to boot the system from the emergency boot floppy
disk set so that you can then restore the file:
Insert the boot floppy disk in the drive and reboot the machine.
This executes the initial boot from the boot floppy disk.
Boot: prompt, enter:
This command boots the system from the floppy disk, loads the
the kernel from the floppy disk, and mounts the root filesystem.
Bring up the system in single-user mode
by entering the root password at the prompt.
Unmount the /stand filesystem
(where boot and the kernel are located):
The reason for this is that /stand is normally
mounted read-only and you must unmount it and mount it
again before you can replace boot.
Now mount the boot floppy disk:
mount -r /dev/fd0 /mnt
While the floppy disk is in the drive,
restore the /boot file
by entering this command at the system prompt:
cp /mnt/boot /stand
This places a new copy of the /boot file on the hard disk.
Before you remove the floppy disk from the drive,
unmount the boot floppy disk (/dev/fd0) by entering:
Remove the floppy disk from the drive and bring down the system using
Reboot the system from the hard disk by pressing <Enter> at the
unix not found
System fails to boot or displays ``NO OS'' message
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003