Loader failure when booting from CompactFlash

Martin Nilsson martin at gneto.com
Thu Jun 17 13:26:29 GMT 2004

avleeuwen at piwebs.com wrote:
> I'm trying to boot a compact -CURRENT installation from a CompactFlash
> disk on a Lex Light mini system (see www.lex.com.tw).

I've installed ThinBSD (which is based on 5.2.1) on a Lex Light and it 

> If I boot from a hard drive, it works fine, but when I boot from the
> CompactFlash, it crashes immediately when attempting to start the loader.
> It gives an error message, but the system immediately restarts, so I can't
> read it. The CompactFlash disk boots fine in a completely different
> system.

How have you formatted (slices/labels) the flash? I was unable to get it 
to boot if I did it in another computer with a 7in1 cardreader.. I had 
to boot on a FreeBSD CD in the lex and run sysinstall from there. (CD 
was connected via USB).


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