Re: Bootable USB images
On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 02:52:25PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> Is there something you special-cased when handling CDs or not-CDs? (For
> example, grub-legacy doesn’t handle iso9660 from media with !2048by
> sectors at all.)
There is, but I don't think it has any relation to this problem. iso9660
filesystems in non-CD are known-stable code. Only the boot mechanism is new.
In fact, I have some ideas on what could be causing this, but unless I can
reproduce it, I'm wary of sending shots in the dark. And despite all my
efforts I've been unable to reproduce it:
- I grabbed Aurelien's mini.iso and extracted its files.
- I used the same version of grub-pc and grub-common as Aurelien
(1.98~20091229-1) to generate a new image.
- I did this on kfreebsd-i386 (I specifically installed the i386
flavour to test this).
I also tried today's Bazaar trunk and kfreebsd-amd64 before that. It _always_
works for me.
Except when I use the mini.iso directly, of course, but that's not very
Aurelien, could you try building the image in another environment? E.g.
kfreebsd-amd64 and/or using a newer grub-pc.
I'd also check if grub-mkfloppy works in your env, the boot codepath is
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