[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Digest, Vol 22, Issue 17

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 21:32:55 PST 2008


> This may have something to do with it:
>
>        2.2.1 Boot Loader Changes
>
> [amd64, i386] The BTX kernel used by the boot loader has been changed to
> invoke BIOS routines from real mode. This change makes it possible to
> boot FreeBSD from USB devices.
>
> [amd64, i386] A new gptboot boot loader has been added to support
> booting from a GPT labeled disk. A new boot command has been added to
> gpt(8)
> <http://www.FreeBSD.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=gpt&sektion=8&manpath=FreeBSD+7.0-stable>,
> which makes a GPT disk bootable by writing the required bits of the boot
> loader, creating a new boot partition if required."
>
> I'm glad things have finally 'started' (bad pun, I know) for you Ian!
>
> Regards,



Thanks for the info Brodey.  If you keep using puns in sentences, we
will have to punish you with a sentence at the pun-i-tentiary.
(attempt at humor)

7.0.1 is working great on this computer, and it is now my main unit at home.

Ian


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