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Old 11-24-2013, 10:53 AM
vanessa vanessa is offline
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Default How to create hybrid ISO images?
Hi all

I just downloaded the latest 10 preview and was fond of the new hybrid install image format. Really cool! What I would like to know is:

1. Will the release version include a live system?

2. Could someone enlighten me how to create such hybrid images myself under PC-BSD or FreeBSD? gpart reveals a GPT partitioning scheme with just one freebsd-boot partition and unallocated space:

# gpart show da0
=>      34  31268797  da0  GPT  (15G) [CORRUPT]
        34       128    1  freebsd-boot  (64K)
       162  31268669       - free -  (15G)
But which boot code is used to boot off the raw part and how does the whole work?

3. KDE automatically detects and mounts the volume. What is the logic behind this and how could I mount it manually if no partition exists?

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Old 12-09-2013, 12:47 PM
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1. No.

2. The build scripts are at

3. Do you mean mount tray is mounting a volume?
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:18 PM
vanessa vanessa is offline
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Thank you very much for the reply I will read the build scripts as I find these images very elegant.

I suppose it is a technical issue not allowing a live system with an installation media created out of a hybrid image. Most obviously because the resulting system may not be writable?

Yes, sorry, I mean the Mount Tray. It mounts automatically the unpartitioned space after da0a as an ISO image.

pcbsd# mount
/dev/iso9660/PCBSD_INSTALL on / (cd9660, local, read-only)

How does this work?
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