7.1 Live Filesystem CD

Julian Stacey jhs at berklix.org
Tue Jan 6 12:02:07 UTC 2009

> From:		Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se> 
> Date:		Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:43:23 +0100 
> Message-id:	<20090106094323.GA98633 at owl.midgard.homeip.net> 

Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 03:48:56AM -0500, Ken Smith wrote:
> > On Mon, 2009-01-05 at 20:53 -0800, Doug Hardie wrote:
> > > Is the Live Filesystem CD supposed to be bootable?  7.0's was but I  
> > > can't get the 7.1 disc to boot.  It works fine if I boot from CD 1 and  
> > > then switch.
> > 
> > Yes, it's supposed to be bootable.  Works for me.
> > 
> > Which architecture?
> Funnily enough the release announcement said:
>    disc1, disc2, disc3, livefs, docs:  disc1 contains the base FreeBSD
>         system and a few pre-built packages.  disc2 and disc3 contain
>         more pre-built packages.  Those three can be burned to CDROM
>         sized media and should be all you need to do a normal installation.
>         livefs contains support for entering into a "livefs" based
>         rescue mode but you need disc1 to do the initial boot first.
>         docs contains the documentation.
> implying that the "livefs" CD is not supposed to be bootable.

Martin (who confirmed to Doug on this thread, he'd also seen that)
previously raised the problem on this same list on a different
thread, For more background:
	Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 Available...
	From: Martin <nakal at web.de>
	Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 16:18:13 +0100
	To: Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU>
	Cc: freebsd-stable <freebsd-stable at freebsd.org>

  My comment

  Latest (Thanks Oliver)
	Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 20:46:42 +0100 (CET)
	Message-Id: <200901051946.n05JkgWo039451 at lurza.secnetix.de>
	From: Oliver Fromme <olli at lurza.secnetix.de>
	To: freebsd-stable at freebsd.org, jhs at berklix.org
	Subject: Re: FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 Available...

Summary: 2 Boot methods for CDs, not a new problem, been known a long time.

Julian Stacey: BSDUnixLinux C Prog Admin SysEng Consult Munich www.berklix.com
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