misc/122522: Sysinstall doesn't unmount CD for multi-CD package
btrotter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 7 09:50:02 UTC 2008
>Synopsis: Sysinstall doesn't unmount CD for multi-CD package installs
>Arrival-Date: Mon Apr 07 09:50:01 UTC 2008
>Originator: Brendan Trotter
>Release: Production Release 7.0
FreeBSD <hostname> 7.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE #0: Sun Feb 24 10:24:36 UTC 2008 root at driscoll.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC AMD64
When using sysinstall to install packages from CD, sysinstall doesn't unmount the current CD when it needs a different CD. Because of this the drive is locked and can't be ejected/swapped (which can be annoying when you're installing something like KDE that has lots of dependancies spread across several CDs).
>From a fresh (minimal) FreeBSD install, start sysinstall, select "configure", select "media: CD/DVD", then select "Packages", then choose something large with lots of dependancies that aren't already installed (KDE, Gnome, etc).
When sysinstall asks if you want to switch CDs, tell it "yes", then switch to a different virtual terminal and manually "unmount /cdrom", then switch CDs, then "mount /cdrom" and switch back to the sysinstall virtual terminal.
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