Re: Bootable USB images
On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:30:20AM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> 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 upgraded both my kfreebsd-i386 and kfreebsd-amd64 machines to
1.98~20090101-1. It still fails on kfreebsd-i386, but works on
kfreebsd-amd64. I haven't investigated why though.
Aurelien Jarno GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73