Loader, MBR and the boot process

Thomas K. fwd at gothschlampen.com
Fri Jan 22 04:12:50 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 05:57:23AM +0200, Dan Naumov wrote:


> I recently found a nifty "FreeBSD ZFS root installation script" and
> been reworking it a bit to suit my needs better, including changing it
> from GPT to MBR partitioning. However, I was stumped, even though I
> had done everything right (or so I thought), the system would get
> stuck at Loader and refuse to go anywhere. After trying over a dozen

probably this line is the cause:

dd if=/mnt2/boot/zfsboot of=/dev/"${TARGETDISK}"s1a skip=1 seek=1024

Unless by "swap first" you meant the on-disk location, and not the
partition letter. If swap is partition "a", you're writing the loader
into swapspace.


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