Re: [RFC] Deprecation and removal of the drm2 driver

From: Ed Maste <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2018 11:22:59 -0400
On 23 May 2018 at 05:48, Philip Homburg <> wrote:
> Turns out, you can't install FreeBSD using a USB stick image because the
> BIOS only support MBR. No idea why MBR support was dropped for the USB images.

We haven't "dropped" MBR support, and our amd64 memstick images are a
combined hybrid format and do in general boot on legacy systems. That
said, there are a number of firmware implementations that refuse to
boot from the hybrid format - this has been a problem with Lenovo
firmware in particular.

Those of you with a system unable to boot from our MBR images, can you
reply to the "Boot USB memstick with MBR" fork of this thread with
details about the system and firmware version?
Received on Wed May 23 2018 - 13:23:22 UTC

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