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Re: GNU/kFreeBSD debian-installer

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 11:29:31AM -0700, David Moles wrote:
> --- On Wed, 8/18/10, Aurelien Jarno <aurelien@aurel32.net> wrote:
> > Please test it on your machine or favorite virtualization software and
> > report the issues on the mailing list. Please note that ext2 support is
> > slightly broken (wrong entry in /etc/fstab), it should be fixed in
> > tomorrow's build.
> I tested today's kfreebsd-amd64 netboot ISO (http://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/kfreebsd-amd64/20100821-10:40/netboot/mini.iso), tried installing on ext2 and found these problems:
> o After partitioning, I get an error saying "Your root partition has not been configured with the UFS file system. This is needed by your machine in order to boot. Please go back and use UFS file system." (luckily it can be skipped)

This is not really a problem, it's something that you should follow if
you don't want to have problem.

> o GRUB is not installed. Selecting the menu option to install GRUB does nothing (the installer returns to main menu silently). I suppose it has to do with ext2 option?

Yes, you have to install it on a UFS filesystem to get GRUB 2 installed.
Currently GRUB 2 doesn't supports booting GNU/kFreeBSD on ext2. This is
not fully true anymore (the unstable version does), but grub-installer
still doesn't. It may change in a near future, but for that the GRUB 2
version from unstable should first migrate to testing.

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

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