[FreeBSD] Fix for ServerWorks HT1000 in upcoming 7.1?

Fernan Aguero fernan at iib.unsam.edu.ar
Wed Oct 8 20:35:11 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, 

Will I be able to do this using a 7.x checkout on a 6.x box?

> 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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