9.1-RC1 installer [was: FreeBSD 9.1-RC1 Available...]
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Fri Aug 31 20:53:49 UTC 2012
Brandon Allbery wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 2:26 PM, David Wolfskill<david at catwhisker.org>wrote:
>> While the exercise was ultimately successful, I needed to make use of
>> additional hardware (including a second FreeBSD machine -- my laptop) to
>> complete it. Had I been trying to install with just the target machine
>> and the USB drive (memstick), as far as I can tell, I would have ended
>> up with a brick.
> I can confirm this, and I *did* end up with a brick (went back and did it
> again with the 9.0-R installer to get a working system). Worse, it managed
> to damage the EFI partition and I'm still getting fallout from that I think.
I tried 9.1-RC1 installer last week to install FreeBSD on to 8GB USB
flashdisk. Created two slices, add root partition on first slice
(da1s1a). Installation went OK, but after reboot, the system did not
"error loading operating system" (it was BIOS message, so USB flashdisk
did not contains any boot code, but da1s1 was marked as active)
I did the installation again with the same result, so I tried FreeBSD
8.3 installer and everything was fine.
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