[syslinux] Booting FreeBSD

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Wed Jul 31 16:42:15 PDT 2013

On 31/07/2013, at 22:59, Geert Stappers <stappers at stappers.nl> wrote:
>> I am not really sure how I go about getting more debugging information
>> so any ideas gratefully received :)
> (-:  Then here an idea disguished in questions:
> What kind (what type) of filesystem is /boot in?
> Is that type filesystem known to Syslinux?

Yes, it is part of the ISO image
[build92 23:40] ~ #mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /tmp/test.iso
[build92 23:41] ~ #mount -t cd9660 /dev/da0 /mnt
[build92 23:41] ~ #ll /mnt/boot/kernel/kernel 
-r-xr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  20730068 Jul 21 13:41 /mnt/boot/kernel/kernel*

>> I am pretty sure I could fall back to using memdisk (I have used it to
>> boot FreeBSD from syslinux in the past) but it makes the build process
>> more complex (and this way is neater :)
> AFAIK is memdisk filesystem type VFAT

memdisk doesn't care and it should work but I'd prefer not to have to do that.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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