after booting on usb key displaying :
FreeBSD/x86 bootstap loader ... Revision 1.1
Can't load kernel
The ls command failed with "open '/' failed : input/output error"
USB Key is 4 Go and no error writing the image file with physdiskwrite.
Tring another key may don't solve the problem
Thank in advance.
Last edited by ccnet; 07-19-2011 at 04:02 AM.
Overwrite error physdiskwrite
I've just followed the tutorial. Unfortunate I get a "overwrite error" with physdiskwrite.
I'm using a 4gb sandisk usb thumbdrive. Anyone else with this same issue?
Appreciate the input.
Have you format the usb device before using physdiskwrite ?
Yes, I've tried fat and fat32. Did also a slow and fast format without any results..
Originally Posted by ccnet
Have a look at this post and see if it helps. I think a lot of us have had this problem.
I tried using the physdiskwrite without success, it started briefly, then errored/stopped. This method worked great, the USB stick inserted in the server, powered up, and I connected right up.
Originally Posted by RoySv
thank's a lot. I'll try it...
Originally Posted by najames
I noticed that physdiskwrite will not overwrite a USB Flash drive if there are any partitions on that device. I had to remove the default FAT volume and the partition before it would work using DISKPART. It took about 15 minutes to create the Freenas image on a 2GB USB stick.
FYI, in windows 7, you MUST delete all partitions before trying to use physdiskwrite, as indicated on the first page of the thread. That's the only way I could get it to work.
It doesn't work properly
When i execute the command for installing in the USB flash Drive, the aplication responds "Failed to open ûu - exiting." Is there anybody that can help me? Thanks
The hole command window shows:
C:\FreeNAS>physdiskwrite.exe -u FreeNAS
physdiskwrite v0.5.2 by Manuel Kasper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Searching for physical drives...
Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive0:
Windows: cyl: 30401
Serial number: 6RY2SKGJ
Firmware rev.: 3.AAC
Information for \\.\PhysicalDrive1:
Windows: cyl: 244
Which disk do you want to write? (0..1) 1
About to overwrite the contents of disk 1 with new data. Proceed? (y/n) y
Failed to open ûu - exiting.
Last edited by alesga; 09-13-2011 at 09:00 AM.
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