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Default OpenBSD boot fails

I am trying to install OpenBSD on a embedded computer (Soekris 4801). I successfully did a PXE installation and got the congratulations OpenBSD install message. However, when I do a reboot, I see the following message:
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1 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
Using drive 0, partition 0.
Loading.....
probing: pc0 com0 pci mem[639K 127M a20=on]
disk: hd0+
>> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 3.21
switching console to com0
                         >> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 3.21
boot>
booting hd0a:/bsd: read header
 failed(0). will try /bsd
boot>
booting hd0a:/bsd: read header
 failed(0). will try /bsd
Turning timeout off.
I have OpenBSD installed in hd0 and when I do

"ls hd0a:\"

I can see the bsd files. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

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I am trying to install OpenBSD on a embedded computer (Soekris 4801). I successfully did a PXE installation...
Code:
1 Seconds to automatic boot.   Press Ctrl-P for entering Monitor.
Using drive 0, partition 0.
Loading.....
probing: pc0 com0 pci mem[639K 127M a20=on]
disk: hd0+
>> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 3.21
switching console to com0
                         >> OpenBSD/i386 BOOT 3.21
boot>
booting hd0a:/bsd: read header
 failed(0). will try /bsd
...
I have OpenBSD installed in hd0 and when I do

"ls hd0a:\"

I can see the bsd files. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
Welcome!

A few questions:
  • Is this a fresh installation or an upgrade from the previous version?
  • What version of OpenBSD is this?
  • Can you boot bsd.rd?
  • Are there more than one hard drive installed?

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Is this a fresh installation or an upgrade from the previous version?

This is a fresh install.

What version of OpenBSD is this?

OpenBSD 5.4

Can you boot bsd.rd?

Yes I can do bsd.rd after doing boot hd0a:/bsd.rd

Are there more than one hard drive installed?

No, as far as I know there is only one.
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What version of OpenBSD is this?

OpenBSD 5.4
Is there a reason for not installing OpenBSD 5.5 or -current? If you installing via PXE, all that will need to be replaced on the TFTP server is pxeboot & bsd.rd. Be sure that the versions of these two files come from the same release. This particular problem was discussed yesterday on misc@ from someone with PXE errors on an Alix system (yet another popular "embedded" alternative used by the many in the OpenBSD community...):

http://marc.info/?t=140402913200003&r=1&w=2
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Thank you. OpenBSD 5.5 works like a charm .
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