[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD9.1-x86-USBFULL.img.bz2 not bootable (after bunzip2'ing)

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Dec 26 10:36:44 PST 2012

On 12/26/2012 13:08, Productnews wrote:
> After the disastrous update exercise (9.1-RC3 to 9.1, see my earlier
> mails) I downloaded (10 hours over cable modem) and verified  (md5)
> PCBSD9.1-x86-USBFULL.img.bz2 before unbunzing and copying to an 8 GB USB
> stick.
> I found that there is *NO BOOTBLOCK* on the image (first 8kB is zero).
> The image is not bootable by any stretch of the imagination.
> I am sorry to say that this release has apparently not undergone any QA
> before publication. I cannot continue testing PCBSD under these
> circumstances.
> Sorry for that
> Harald
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Thanks for the heads up! I've found the problem are are re-rolling the
x86 images. The x64 one should be fine, it was something in particular
related to the 32bit builds failing to stamp the boot-blocks.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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