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Re: Using bootxx_fat16

On Fri, 4 Jan 2008, Alan Barrett wrote:
On Fri, 04 Jan 2008, Stephen Borrill wrote:
I took a pen drive, formatted it under Windows to ensure it had a clean FAT
(not FAT32) filesystem, then copied /boot and a kernel to the filesystem.
I set the first partition as active. bootxx_fat16 is doing its magic
loading /boot. However, once in the boot loader, I can't find a working
path to the kernel.

I had a similar problem, which went away when I added a disklabel
(in the space between the MBR and the start of the FAT partition).

disklabel -I -e sd0 to save a hard copy of the fabricated disklabel worked fine. Thanks Alan!

This isn't alluded to anywhere in the documentation though. I'm not convinced it should be necessary either...


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