Hi. First of all, I want to say that, coming from Linux, I am a beginner in BSD, but have some experience with Unix-like OSs
I downloaded the NetBSD 9.3 .img amd64 USB-stick BIOS-installation image and flashed it. I also updated my BIOS to the latest version, as per the installation notes.
However, upon booting the installation disk, and after a few seconds of the boot logs appearing on the screen, I get an error message telling me to check the logs, followed by the system prompting me to enter the root device.
Note that I am trying to install NetBSD in a dual boot with Linux. I have previously installed OpenBSD successfully this way, and I am trying to replace it with NetBSD. I thought it would be similar since they are related.
Anyway, I have little to no experience with partitioning labels on BSDs. By the small amount of information I have, I think it would be wd0d. After pressing enter, it prompts me again to enter a dump partition. I have no idea what this is. I have tried several combinations of partitions to no avail.
The prompt i get on boot is like this (more or less, I don't remember exactly)
[some numbers] boot device: <UNKNOWN>
[some numbers] root device: //prompt
[some numbers] dump device: //prompt
[some numbers] filesystem: //prompt
On Linux, lsblk shows:
sda 8:0 0 223,6G 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 177G 0 part /
├─sda2 8:2 0 1K 0 part
├─sda3 8:3 0 45,7G 0 part
└─sda5 8:5 0 975M 0 part [SWAP]
sda3 is the partition I want to install NetBSD on, and where OpenBSD was installed before
I might have missed some information; if you need me to update more logs or more information, I will do so gladly.