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Re: port-amd64/51279: bootxx_ffsv2 hangs

On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 09:50:01AM +0000, Martin Husemann wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR port-amd64/51279; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: Martin Husemann <>
> To:
> Cc: 
> Subject: Re: port-amd64/51279: bootxx_ffsv2 hangs
> Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:49:21 +0200
>  On Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 04:35:00AM +0000, David Holland wrote:
>  >  (In general bootxx_ffsv1 won't work on an ffsv2, either, so I'm sort
>  >  of surprised the usb stick can read the volume...)
>  The v1 vs. v2 is only about the boot sector reading /boot, which is already
>  full done at the point you get the prompt. And /boot should be able to
>  work with various file system types.
>  Can you please verify you have /boot on your hard disk?

You might be 'falling over' an undocumented restriction that / must be
at the start of the bios partition.


David Laight:

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