installing from CD

Kai Lockwood kailockwood at
Tue Jun 23 03:50:40 UTC 2009

Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> I wonder if having correct EFI mapping is critical for the FBSD
> installation program.
> I've 3 scsi disks in rx2600. I think only one disk is mapped:
> fs0:\> map
> Device mapping table
>   fs0  : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig342C0E17-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blk0 : Acpi(HWP0002,0)/Pci(2|0)/Ata(Primary,Master)
>   blk1 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun0,Lun0)
>   blk2 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)
>   blk3 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|0)/Scsi(Pun1,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig00000000)
>   blk4 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)
>   blk5 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part1,Sig342C0E17-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blk6 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part2,Sig342C0E44-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blk7 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part3,Sig342C0E70-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blk8 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part4,Sig342C0E9D-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blk9 : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part5,Sig342C0ECA-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
>   blkA : Acpi(HWP0002,100)/Pci(1|1)/Scsi(Pun2,Lun0)/HD(Part6,Sig342C0EF4-5BEC-11
> DE-90A4-00110A31D6EC)
> fs0:\>
> Should I `map' the other two?
'kay. I need a reality check. I believe I might be on the right but...

The 8.0-CURRENT-200906 image does not install a kernel. I have found the 
instructions below to apply.

To create a custom kernel:

1) removed the sym link from /boot/efi to /boot
2) create /boot
3) copy /efi/boot /boot
4) do the kernel install
5) rename /efi/boot/kernel
6) copy /boot/kernel to /efi/boot
7) remove /boot
8) restored the sym link from /efi/boot to /boot

Now the problem is that we don't have the proper kernel to install. 
Normally, the install CD would create the folders and links. Using the 
above instructions would allow a kernel to be created and then moved to 
the /efi partition. The only problem is that I don't know how to do the 
build from within the rescue shell on the CD.

Am I on the wrong path?

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