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I have installed OpenBSD 3.5 on a HP NetServrr E800, but when i reboot it after a succesful install, it displays: "Operating System Not Found"...
i checked the bios for boot orders, but hdd is the first option, looked in the symbios config and it seems to be okay.
i reinstalled OpenBSD 3.5 a few times, but not solved.

can someone help me with this ?
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You need to install MBR, by pressing r in fdisk before partitioning.
Then you have to set your OpenBSD partition active in same fdisk
MS-DOS fdisk from windows 95 does about the same - fdisk /mbr installs mbr and it lets you set boot partition(if you are more familiar with it)

Consider updating system and disk firmwares, they solve some problems in some NetServers, which are unsolvable by operating systems.
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fdisk /mbr - resets the boot partition, i had to reinstall OpenBSD. and it worked..

Thanks in advance
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Basically there is not much difference in these bootblocks, OpenBSD bootblock would become necessary to boot OpenBSD from partition located above 8G of disk.
No need for reinstall - just adding mbr code and setting active partition in either fdisk was sufficient.
I hope you agree that the problem does not relate to HP NetServer in any way.

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