MacBook patches

Rui Paulo rpaulo at
Sat May 12 00:46:24 UTC 2007

At Sat, 12 May 2007 09:21:47 +1000,
Peter Jeremy wrote:
> [1  <text/plain; us-ascii (quoted-printable)>]
> On 2007-May-11 22:43:00 +0200, Arne Schwabe <schwabe at> wrote:
> >I am. But I am a little bit how I should install FreeBSD on my Macbook. 
> >Using the 7.0 April snapshots, FreeBSD boots. but dies in sysinstall: 
> >BARF 170 > 171 (iirc) :(
> This is a geom error.  There was a posting recently that geom can't
> handle DOS-type filesystems with all spaces in the volume label - you
> might be bumping into a similar problem.  I'm not sure if you can see
> or patch your volume label.

Well, the EFI partition is msdosfs based, and while I don't know if it
has spaces on the label, I'm running 7-CURRENT with "options
GEOM_LABEL" just fine.

Is it something that sysinstall triggers?

Rui Paulo

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