Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Fri Dec 28 00:43:30 UTC 2018

On Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:06:38 -0800, Jonathan Engwall wrote:
> Here is the problem:
> My usb ext2fs has the wrong magic number.
> Is this an offset? I rewrote the stick several times, even with 128 inodes.
> Still the magic number is 0.

I'm not sure you you want your USB stick to be Ext-2
formatted. Do you want it to use it as FreeBSD boot
medium? In that case, simply dd'ing the FreeBSD image
onto the stick should be sufficient - there won't be
any Linux remains left (as they are not needed - all
partitioning info is in the image).

> Should I suspect the USB? Rufus rejects most of my usb stick though they
> are still functional.

Who is Rufus?

> I see I have no geom command and no gpart either.

Well, "gpart" is part of FreeBSD for many years now, just
like the "geom" command.

> Using centos and ubuntu I have never dealt with magic numbers.

Can you provide a simplified list of what you did, and
what seems to be the actual problem?

PS. You should use a short summary of your problem or your
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    may be about. It's even possible that a "Hello" message
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