Sanity Check on Mac Mini

Doug Hardie bc979 at
Thu Mar 7 19:10:09 UTC 2013

On 7 March 2013, at 06:42, Richard Kuhns <rjk at> wrote:

> On 03/07/13 01:59, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> I have a new Mac Mini and have encountered the same problem reported last year by Richard Kuhns.  YongHyeon PYUN provided some patches to the kernel that resolved the problem.  However, without an internet connection its a bit tricky to get them into the system.  Here is the approach I believe will work, but wanted to check first before I really mess things up.
>> 1.  Downloaded from current today via
>> 	sys/dev/bge/if_bgereg.h
>> 	sys/dev/bge/if_bge.c
>> 	sys/dev/mii/brgphy.c
>>    I believe the patches are incorporated in today's versions.  The comments indicate such.  Thus I don't need to apply the original supplied patch.
>> 2.  Put those on a flash drive.
>> 3.  Install 9.1 release from flash drive onto the Mini disk.  Have to include the system source.
>> 4.  Copy the files from 1 above from flash over the files on the disk.
>> 5.  Rebuild the kernel and install it.
>> Thanks,
>> -- Doug
> That's worked for me 3 times now.

Thanks.  Well, I got 9.1 Release installed, but it won't boot from the internal disk.  It doesn't see the disk as bootable.  I installed using the entire disk for FreeBSD.  I used the i386 release.  Perhaps I need to switch to the amd64 release?

-- Doug

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