misc/84084: FreeBSD 4.11-R won't install to 4th part of 2nd disk
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Mon Jul 25 17:00:31 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: FreeBSD 4.11-R won't install to 4th part of 2nd disk
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jul 25 17:00:29 GMT 2005
>Originator: Gary W. Swearingen
>Release: FreeBSD 4.11-RELEASE i386
(It DID install to the 2nd part.)
I've tried to install 4.8-RELEASE and 4.11-RELEASE from ISO CD and 4.11-RELEASE
from floppy and FTP and while it gives every indication of installing OK, the
partition that I intended to install to is probably unchanged (I saw old OS
there) and boot0 won't load it.
I tried many times, using existing partitions and sub-partitions (just changing
mount points from "none") and having sysinstall remove the partition and
creating new sub-partitions, etc.
I tried installing 5.4-RELEASE to the same partition and it worked OK.
This was all on the ad2s4 partition. I have a ad0 and ad2, similar 80 GB drives
each with 4 ~20 GB partitions.
I tried installing 4.11-RELEASE to ad2s2 and it worked fine.
I understand that it might not make sense to debug 4.x now for this kind of
problem, but it sure gave me grief as I needed the smaller memory requirements
of 4.x to build a picobsd firewall and I couldn't manage to cross-compile with
the 4.x sources on my 5.4 system. I suspect that 4.x will be used for a long
time like this.
I'll leave my ad2s4 available for a while in case I'm asked to run more
experiments on it.
Oh, this is on a Gigabyte GA-K8NSC-939 with Athlon64 and 512MB RAM, and I used
the i386 OSes, not the amd64s (if they exist).
On a couple of my failed attempts, I got a "filesystem full" error soon after
it started to load the distributions. I did a "df" in the emergency terminal
and I don't understand what's going on there with the wierd mount points, etc.,
but I wondered if it was installing to only a memory filesytem.
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