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Date:      Fri, 6 Jul 2007 15:08:25 +0200
From:      Matthias Apitz <>
Cc:        Grossmann Martin <>
Subject:   6.2-REL && booting from USB to install
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I've some server (a 2 years old HP NAT 1000s storage system) and
I want to drop the installed W2k system and re-install it with
FreeBSD 6.2R and later use it as a central backup-system with

The problem is that this server has no CD or DVD device, but can
(theoretically) boot from external USB CD/DVD (which I too don't have).
So I came up with the idea to put a 6.2-REL install CD onto an
USB stick (960KByte), based on what Martin figured out in detail
and described here:

The boot works fine in some notebook (in some other with USB 2.0
the BTX panics) but in the above mentioned HP box is says:

    error 1 lba 752976
    No /boot/loader
    Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/loader

Any idea about:
- Why BTX panics with USB 2.0?
- Why it says 'No /boot/loader' in the other box?
  (of course, the file is there).

Thx in advance.

Martin, btw: the line in your description:

# echo "/dev/da0  /  ufs  rw,noatime  1  1" >/mnt/etc/fstab

perhaps should be:

# echo "/dev/da0s1  /  ufs  rw,noatime  1  1" >/mnt/etc/fstab


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