FTP server for install link broken?

Kaya Saman kayasaman at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 19:59:32 UTC 2012

On 01/27/2012 07:22 PM, Warren Block wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Kaya Saman wrote:
>> On 01/27/2012 04:16 PM, Warren Block wrote:
>>> On Fri, 27 Jan 2012, Kaya Saman wrote:
>>>> am currently trying to install FreeBSD 9 on my Lenovo X220 and 
>>>> noticed that the link on this page in the FreeBSD Handbook is broken:
>>>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/install-pre.html 
>>> See the header at the top of that page.  There is a new chapter for 
>>> installing 9.0 and later.  The equivalent section is
>>> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/bsdinstall-pre.html 
>> Oh ok.....
>> Anyway as I'm familiar with BSD 8.x I did the install without reading!!
>> My issue was really to find the .img file for USB booting.
>> All done now but can't seem to get Fedora 16's GRUB to boot BSD 
>> 9.0.... I guess it's time to consult the documentation after all; 
>> even though Google'ing provided results that didn't yield answers as 
>> the Linux GRUB can't find the partition/slice combo???
> The default install of FreeBSD 9 uses GPT, so there are no slices or 
> FreeBSD (bsdlabel) partitions.  Instead of ad0s1a, it would just be 
> ada0p2.  Don't know what Linux calls these partitions, though.
>> Tried chainloading but that didn't work either probably as no 
>> boot-loader got loaded into the PBR by default.
> If you want multiboot on a GPT drive, grub2 seems to be the solution. 
> (But I haven't tested it

Thanks Warren for the assistance!

I will create a new Subject for my multiboot issue :-)

Am just currently trying to get my 'old' Fedora instance from an old HD 
up and running by booting off USB drive meaning have to re-build 
initrd.img with USB modules in it.....

So updating that in order to get the kernel headers since the old kernel 
is no longer supported.

Best regards,


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