On Fri, 2009-01-09 at 14:11 -0200, Sergio de Almeida Lenzi wrote: > Hello > > I notice that when you write zeros to the first sectors > of the pen drive it gets mad about it > and you must make fsck and disklabel TWICE... > > the first time, it complains, > the second time it works fine > > I assume you have grub installed (pkg_add -r grub) > > I use the folowing procedure: > 1) put the pen drive on the computer it finds at da0 > 2) dd bs=512 if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 count=20 > 2) fdisk -BI /dev/da0 > 3) disklabel -w -B /dev/da0s1 > 4) fdisk -BI /dev/da0 > 5) disklabel -w -B /dev/da0s1 > 6) newfs -L FreeBSDstick /dev/da0s1a > 7) mount -o async /dev/da0s1a /mnt > 8) mkdir /mnt/boot/grub > 9) cd /usr/local/share/grub/*/ > 10 cp * /mnt/boot/grub > 11) cat <<% > /mnt/boot/grub/menu.lst > title FreeBSD on USB > root (hd0,0,a) > kernel /boot/loader > % > 12) umount /mnt > 13) grub --batch <<% > device (hd7) /dev/da0 > root (hd7,0,a) > setup (hd7) > % > ========================= > now just populate the /mnt with bsd and your system > should come up... > > ================================= > > > Hope this will help... > > > Here i use 4gb pen-drivers running FreeBSD 7 with zfs... > it works fine and very fast... > > Sergio.
This seems to be a bit of a sideline... but how does it work if you move the disk around? Assuming generic kernel, you should be boot that kernel on practically any machine- right? But I had trouble with it not finding the drive- boot manager ok, install fine, just won't boot. I assumed that the da0xxx was simply a pointer (programming speak) so that if you inserted the disk somewhere else (another port, another m/c, etc) it may not "point" to the same place for booting. Would this be right? _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"