BTX on USB pen drive
kostikbel at gmail.com
Sun Mar 9 21:11:02 UTC 2008
On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 09:13:12AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Thursday 06 March 2008 07:29:40 pm Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> > On Fri, 7 Mar 2008, Vincent Mialon wrote:
> > > I tested various options in boot0cfg with no sucess. I also tested
> > > the howto from
> > > http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2006/04/13/installing-freebsd-on-u
> > >sb-stick-episode-2 with a 6.3 FreeBSD release which boots on my pc but
> > > doesn't boot on my supermicro server.
> > >
> > > Do you have any idea or pointer that may help me find the way to boot
> > > this usb drive ? I may file a bug report if you want.
> > I wanted to make a USB flash drive based installer for FreeBSD but
> > unfortunately BTX seems to have issues that make it difficult to do
> > reliably :(
> > Here are 2 patches I tried..
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~kib/realbtx
> > http://people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/btx_crx.patch
> Try this instead:
> (btx_crx has been in the base system for a while FWIW). This is somewhat
> similar to kib's patch but fixes at least one bug I found in kib's patch (and
> uses some slightly different approaches in a few places).
I updated the realbtx patch with the fix for the bug John pointed out.
Most likely, this patch is going to be dropped due to John' work, but
let it die without bugs.
Also, I updated loader etc. binaries on the site.
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