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pocock

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petitboot doesn't show the OpenBSD partition
« on: September 11, 2020, 01:52:36 pm »

To workaround the issue with my HBA, I removed the HBA and did an install to an SSD in a USB 3 dock (Sharkoon)

The OpenBSD installer completed successfully

petitboot doesn't show the OpenBSD partition in the boot menu

If I exit to the OpenBSD shell, I can use fdisk to inspect the SSD and I can see the partition is there.  It is /dev/sda4 and type = a6 (OpenBSD)

Is there any way I can get petitboot to boot this partition or does it need some newer version of petitboot or some change in the OpenBSD partitioning scheme?
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Re: petitboot doesn't show the OpenBSD partition
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2020, 03:52:53 pm »

Thanks to feedback from the OpenBSD developers, I found that it is necessary to select the "whole disk" option while partitioning

If that is selected, petitboot will show OpenBSD in the boot menu and it is possible to boot the installed OpenBSD system

This was tested with OpenBSD installed on an SSD in a USB 3 dock
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