boot block differences between 4.x and 6.x ?
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Tue Jan 31 07:03:04 PST 2006
Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org> wrote:
> the revised picobsd script (attached here, it uses
> sysutils/makefs instead of vnconfig/mdconfig so it can
> run as a non privileged user) that i was using to
> create images with the 4.11 boot blocks (boot1 and boot2),
> does not seem to work anymore with the boot blocks
> taken from 6.0 (and so, -current as well).
> When i force it to use the 4.x boot blocks, all is fine,
> and the picobsd.bin produced (built on 6.0 using 7-current
> sources) boots fine on qemu.
FWIW, a standard 4-stable system boots fine with the boot
blocks (and loader) from RELENG_6. I'm running such a
mixed system: /boot/* and boot blocks from RELENG_6, and
everything else from RELENG_4.
I think the most visible changes in the boot blocks was
UFS2 support and the removal of nextboot(8) support.
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