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

Dewey Hylton dewey.hylton at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 11:01:15 PST 2012


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.org>
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 1:36:44 PM
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD9.1-x86-USBFULL.img.bz2 not bootable (after bunzip2'ing)
> 
> 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
> iXsystems

ahh, so it wasn't just me ... i suppose i'll start the download and try again tomorrow.

harald - thanks for the notification.

kris - thanks for the upcoming fix. any chance we may see a binary diff of some sort?
or a way to add the bootblocks later?


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