Bug 227049 - Only GPT USB Installation Image Available
Summary: Only GPT USB Installation Image Available
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 11.1-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: FreeBSD Release Engineering
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Reported: 2018-03-28 19:23 UTC by freebsd.org
Modified: 2018-05-24 19:01 UTC (History)
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Description freebsd.org 2018-03-28 19:23:12 UTC
I recently downloaded the latest (v11.1) FreeBSD USB release installation image and burnt it to a USB stick.  However, my Intel D945-GCLF2 based PC completely ignores booting from the USB stick when attached (but happily boots other USB sticks), and I suspect that it is because the USB image uses the GPT schema.  I believe previous versions of FreeBSD (eg. 10.4) used to provide both MBR and GPT USB installation images so an MBR version is needed for v11.1 (and future versions) of FreeBSD.
Comment 1 Ed Maste freebsd_committer 2018-05-24 19:01:16 UTC
As a test, can you grab the image from https://people.freebsd.org/~emaste/mini-image.amd64.xz, uncompress it and write it to a USB stick, and try booting in BIOS and UEFI modes?