[FreeBSD] Fix for ServerWorks HT1000 in upcoming 7.1?

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Oct 8 19:11:31 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 08 October 2008 06:15:15 am Fernan Aguero wrote:
> > Did anyone who can trigger the data corruption has tried John's patch
> > and let us know if it worked?
> Not yet. My problem is that it's not that easy ... (at least
> for me, but maybe I'm missing something). 
> The main issue for me is that I don't have a spare box
> running 7.x. All my FreeBSD boxes are running 6.x
> I've tried to make a new 7.1-BETA bootable ISO from the
> patched sources (make release), but failed ... this is the
> first time I've ever attempted this, and it seems that you
> cannot do that from a 6.x box (I have a full CVS mirror of
> FreeBSD, and a fresh checkout of RELENG_7).

You can just grab the existing iso, untar it into a directory, build your own 
GENERIC kernel and replace the /boot/kernel/kernel in the iso tree, then use 
mkisofs to build a new ISO.  Just be sure that once you've installed the box, 
you copy the updated kernel onto the box somehow before you reboot from the 
installer (you can use the fixit shell to help with this).

John Baldwin

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