FreeBSD-6.2, 7.0-BETA1 boot on Lenovo X60

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at
Mon Nov 5 01:09:18 PST 2007

Dimitry Andric wrote:
> Andreas Rudisch wrote:
> There's no floppy drive in the X series ThinkPads, so you'll end up
> using an USB floppy drive.  This will probably lead to the same BTX
> loader problem as with USB CD-ROM drives.  The same is probably
> applicable to booting from USB sticks, and I'm not even sure FreeBSD
> supports booting off those.

About a year ago I created USB stick with GRUB instead of BTX loader for 
booting on CD-ROM less Sun Fire servers. It works well. So this is the 
possible way to go.
You can create just bootable USB stick from miniboot ISO (30MB) and then 
install from internal CD-ROM or from network (FTP, NFS...). Or you can 
create completely working instalation media with packeges etc on USB 
stick bigger than 512MB.

Miroslav Lachman

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