failed memstick install
Eric.Roseman at Colorado.EDU
Tue Apr 1 03:09:55 UTC 2014
The article suggests to 'dd' the image with
dd if=8.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/sdf bs=10240 conv=sync
In the official handbook,
the advice is to dd the image with:
dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k
is the handbook incorrect?
> hello eric, please check out the article at;
> at the bottom of that article is the exact invocation of 'dd'
> required to write the memstick image to a usb drive.
> all the best,
> On Tue, Apr 01, 2014 at 01:19:33AM +0000, Eric Roseman wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've recently installed FreeBSD 10.0 using the memstick image
> > and following the install directions in the handbook as closely as
> > possible. After rebooting the screen displays "Operating System Not Found"
> > and refuses to boot. I've double checked the bios settings to ensue this
> > disk is the default boot target and tested booting from both legacy bios
> > and UEFI to no avail. The system is a lenove thinkpad x120e. I'm curious
> > if this is a bug in the installer anyone else has experienced.
> > I created the usb install flash drive with the following command:
> > dd if=FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-amd64-memstick.img of=/dev/<usbdevice> bs=64k
> > Then confirmed the sha256 checksum of both the 'if' and 'of' targets. I
> > also tried with multiple different usb flash drives.
> > For a majority of the steps during the install I selected the
> > default/recommended options and chose the guided partitioning method
> > with a default layout using the entire disk which created a GPT layout
> > with three partitions freebsd-boot, freebsd-ufs, and freebsd-swap. The
> > install process finished without error. Is there a boot flag I need to
> > set on the freebsd-boot partition?
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
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