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Re: Bootable USB images (Re: using d-i to install kfreebsd-i386 from usb)

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 11:37:28PM +0100, Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 01:48:10PM +0000, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> > The standard (I have Ecma 119 (= ISO 9660), SUSP, RRIP and El Torito here
> > as PDFs, they’re “freeware”) however specifies that the first 32 KiB of
> > an ISO 9660 filesystem image are empty and available for, for example,
> > bootloaders.
> I found this a very interesting observation.  In fact I just implemented
> support in GRUB to build USB-capable CD images, using this approach.  You
> just need to dd them:
>   $ dd if=mini.iso of=/dev/sdb
> You will need 1.98~20091221-1 (which I just uploaded to sid), plus attached
> patch.
> This takes advantage of the new infrastructure for bootable image generation
> (grub-mkrescue), which abstracts the architecture-specific GRUB setup so that
> you only need to worry about your grub.cfg and not about image building.

I have tried that, but it doesn't work. It works fine when used on a
CD-ROM, but not when used on an hard-drive. The grub menu is shown
correctly, but when selecting the install entry, it freezes on 
"Loading ...". When trying to boot using commands, it also freezes after
entering "kfreebsd /boot/kernel/kfreebsd.gz".

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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