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

Joe Maloney jpm820 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 27 18:41:32 PST 2012


I had the same problem with the i386 live usb.  Is there a need for
volunteers to test iso's / img's before releases?  If so i would be glad to
help out.

Joe

On Thu, Dec 27, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Dewey Hylton <dewey.hylton at gmail.com>wrote:

> ----- 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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