On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 10:43 AM, Brian McCann <bjmcc...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> Well this just got a LOT more frustrating and interesting. I made a >> stick following those directions using a new stick...worked fine, >> booted off of it...did some work on it...somehow the filesystem got >> very corrupted in one of various things I was doing to it (I think it >> was when I accidentially unplugged it before running a sync and >> umount). I figured it'd just be easier to start over and build it >> again from scratch. So...I try to newfs it ("newfs -U -L FreeBSDStick >> /dev/da1s1a", and newfs fails with "cg 0: bad magic number" . Now I'm >> really getting pissed. So...I run a dd ("dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da1 >> bs=1m"), and do the whole thing over...here's the console output: >> >> umm# dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da1 bs=1m >> dd: /dev/da1: short write on character device >> dd: /dev/da1: end of device >> 3830+0 records in >> 3829+1 records out >> 4016045568 bytes transferred in 4324.380202 secs (928699 bytes/sec) >> umm# fdisk -BI /dev/da1 >> ******* Working on device /dev/da1 ******* >> fdisk: invalid fdisk partition table found >> fdisk: Geom not found: "da1" >> umm# bsdlabel -B -w da1s1 >> umm# newfs -U -L FreeBSDStick /dev/da1s1a >> /dev/da1s1a: 3827.9MB (7839640 sectors) block size 16384, fragment size 2048 >> using 21 cylinder groups of 183.77MB, 11761 blks, 23552 inodes. >> with soft updates >> super-block backups (for fsck -b #) at: >> 160, 376512, 752864, 1129216, 1505568, 1881920, 2258272, 2634624, >> 3010976, 3387328, 3763680, 4140032, 4516384, 4892736, >> 5269088, 5645440, 6021792, 6398144, 6774496, 7150848, 7527200 >> cg 0: bad magic number >> >> So now I'm getting seriously ticked off. Anyone have any ideas what >> the heck could be causing this? This thumb drive was working fine >> with FreeBSD! I'm trying a dd on a thumb drive w/o specifying a block >> size / BS...we'll see what that does...but I'm still open to >> suggestions since I'm just about out of ideas. >> >> Thanks! >> --Brian >> >> > > To the list of things tried...add formatting the USB stick with the > HDD Low Level Format Tool > (http://hddguru.com/content/en/software/2006.04.12-HDD-Low-Level-Format-Tool/). > Still no joy... >
For those following along at home, I found the cause of my problems. It apparently all came down to the machine I was making the stick on. Any machine that had an Intel SCB2 motherboard in it, would screw it up. I switched to using a different & newer machine, re-did the directions at http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2006/04/13/installing-freebsd-on-usb-stick-episode-2 , and all my problems with it went away. YAY!!! Thanks to all those who provided input. Long live FreeBSD! --Brian -- _-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_-=-_ Brian McCann "I don't have to take this abuse from you -- I've got hundreds of people waiting to abuse me." -- Bill Murray, "Ghostbusters" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"