[PC-BSD Testing] x86 Live USB doesn't boot

Ken Moore ken at pcbsd.org
Fri Jan 4 10:44:11 PST 2013


On 01/04/2013 13:34, Radio młodych bandytów wrote:
> On 04/01/2013 19:31, Kris Moore wrote:
>> On 01/04/2013 12:28, Radio młodych bandytów wrote:
>>> Hello.
>>> I downloaded PCBSD9.1-x86-USB-live.img.bz2, burned it to a thumb drive
>>> and attempted to boot.
>>> What I got was:
>>> Invalid format
>>>
>>> FreeBSD/x86 boot
>>> Default: 0:ad(0,a)/boot/kernel/kernel
>>> boot:
>>> No /boot/kernel/kernel
>>
>> What command did you use to copy this to the thumb drive? Ive run it
>> here and it seems to work fine using this command to burn it:
>>
>> # dd if=<file> of=/dev/da0 bs=1m
>>
> dd, just like the one above

Make sure that the file you downloaded was NOT the version released on 
12/18/12, since that 32-bit USB image was missing the boot loader. You 
might need to download the more recent image if it turns out you do have 
the old/broken one.

-- 
~~ Ken Moore ~~
PC-BSD/iXsystems



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