Memstick image differences between 8.x and 9.x

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sun Oct 9 11:14:26 UTC 2011

On 9 October 2011 19:10, Matt Thyer <matt.thyer at> wrote:

> Failure to boot the FreeBSD 9.0-BETA{2|3} memstick images does not indicate
> a problem with a PCs BIOS/UEFI as these images are not properly formatted.


> If we were able to come up with examples of BIOS/UEFI that cannot boot from
> GPT partitioned volumes there would not be a problem as long as bsdinstall
> still supports partitioning volumes with MSDOS/MBR partitioning schemes.
> The big problem is being able to launch the installation process to start
> with which is yet another reason to have the memstick image non-GPT even if
> you could work out a script/kludge etc to be able to write a properly
> formatted GPT memstick.
> The solution to this issue is obvious.

Yes, it's "the current solution has a lot of unknown-how broken stuff
about it, let's revert it for 9.0 and then use the 10.0 release cycle
to do further research and testing."



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