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

Productnews productnews at hvf.ch
Thu Dec 27 02:31:08 PST 2012

Am 26.12.2012 19:36, schrieb Kris Moore:
> 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.

Is there a way to "upgrade" my downloaded file once the corrected
versions are available? I cannot download large files for the next 3
weeks or so (only satellite link with quota!). What abut copying the
first 8k or so?


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