[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD8.0 does not boot off USB disk

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Thu Mar 4 03:28:19 PST 2010


On 03/04/2010 16:25, productnews at hvf.ch wrote:
> Kris
>
> thanks for your good suggestions. I found the problem solved here:
> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=usb/143790
>
> and this is the kernel patch that needs to be applied:
>
> XXXXXXXXXXXXX snip XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx
> --- ./sys/kern/vfs_mount.c.orig	2009-10-25 02:10:29.000000000 +0100
> +++ ./sys/kern/vfs_mount.c	2010-03-04 14:37:56.134413615 +0100
> @@ -1648,6 +1648,12 @@
>
>   	options = NULL;
>
> +	/* http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=usb/143790
> +	 * usb/143790: [boot] can not boot from usb hdd
> +	 * hvf 04.03.2010
> +	 */
> +	pause("usbwait", hz * 10);
> +
>   	root_mount_prepare();
>
>   	mount_zone = uma_zcreate("Mountpoints", sizeof(struct mount),
> XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX snip XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
>
> Regards
>
> Harald

Ahh great, sounds like its a known problem anyway, hopefully they'll get 
this patch included into FreeBSD 8-Stable. Once the patch goes in and we 
get a 8-Stable ISO rolled, please go ahead and re-test it to confirm it 
fixes the issue :)



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Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
http://www.pcbsd.com


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