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Date:      Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:49:07 -0600
From:      Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>
To:        Warren Block <wblock@wonkity.com>
Cc:        "Brandon J. Wandersee" <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>, Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Ok How do I boot this monster?
Message-ID:  <86lgwhblrg.fsf@WorkBox.homestead.org>
In-Reply-To: <alpine.BSF.2.20.1611171644580.67199@wonkity.com>
References:  <07218d20-34a5-171b-f6a8-de3c271733cc@columbus.rr.com> <alpine.BSF.2.20.1611171215010.67199@wonkity.com> <575baf45-b23d-163f-79b0-213a6ba51c91@columbus.rr.com> <86eg29x1on.fsf@WorkBox.homestead.org> <alpine.BSF.2.20.1611171644580.67199@wonkity.com>

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Warren Block writes:

> On Thu, 17 Nov 2016, Brandon J. Wandersee wrote:
>> Configuring the system to boot would require 128k partitions
>> to be created at the start of each disk to hold the bootcode, and that
>> would mean either manually partitioning the drives (which is the typical
>> way of installing to a custom ZFS setup) or writing more code into your
>> custom bsdinstall.
>
> We might have been looking at different disks in that gpart output. 
> Incidentally, while the boot partition is usually first, I'm fairly sure 
> that it does not have to be first and can be in any position.

I read the thread out of order. Chalk that one up to my own stupidity.

-- 
::  Brandon J. Wandersee
::  brandon.wandersee@gmail.com
::  --------------------------------------------------
::  'The best design is as little design as possible.'
::  --- Dieter Rams ----------------------------------



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