install freebsd from inside another operating system
robin at reportlab.com
Sat Dec 13 06:58:39 PST 2008
My experiments with the depenguinator seem to show it has a hidden
dependency on the partition used for the constructed disk image.
On my ubuntu 8.10 the original install constructed
Not sure why the extended, but it wasn't really needed so I deleted sda5
& sda2 and then created a new primary partition /dev/sda2 for the swap.
When using /dev/sda5 grub gave an error 12: invalid device, now with
exactly the same build process /dev/sda2 gives a boot that works.
However, the result crashes when the next stage kicks in.
I don't know where the dependency is, perhaps it must use a primary
partition or perhaps there's some way to specify the boot device that's
not being used. The bootcode is fixed and not a function of the boot
target (which is suspicious).
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