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Date:      Fri, 22 Jan 2010 05:12:37 +0100
From:      "Thomas K." <fwd@gothschlampen.com>
To:        Dan Naumov <dan.naumov@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD-STABLE Mailing List <freebsd-stable@freebsd.org>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Loader, MBR and the boot process
Message-ID:  <20100122041237.GA22312@gothschlampen.com>
In-Reply-To: <cf9b1ee01001211957j43a9d6a9j3d1e29d19aebf418@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <cf9b1ee01001211957j43a9d6a9j3d1e29d19aebf418@mail.gmail.com>

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On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 05:57:23AM +0200, Dan Naumov wrote:

Hi,

> I recently found a nifty "FreeBSD ZFS root installation script" and
> been reworking it a bit to suit my needs better, including changing it
> from GPT to MBR partitioning. However, I was stumped, even though I
> had done everything right (or so I thought), the system would get
> stuck at Loader and refuse to go anywhere. After trying over a dozen

probably this line is the cause:

dd if=/mnt2/boot/zfsboot of=/dev/"${TARGETDISK}"s1a skip=1 seek=1024

Unless by "swap first" you meant the on-disk location, and not the
partition letter. If swap is partition "a", you're writing the loader
into swapspace.


Regards,
Thomas



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