installer unable to find device node

Bruce Cran bruce at
Wed Oct 20 17:28:15 UTC 2010

On Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:06:08 +0100
Martin Smith <mjs at> wrote:

> I am attempting to install a recent snapshot on a Biostar GF7100P-M7S 
> mobo, with an atapi cdrom and on sata hd, after setting up the slices 
> and selecting the install medium I am presented with the following
> error:
> Unable to find device node for ad4s1b in dev! The creation of 
> filesystems will be aborted.
> This also happened with an 8.0 installer, is this just me, is there 
> something funny about this motherboard?

Has the HDD previously been partitioned using GPT, or something other
than a traditional MBR?

Bruce Cran

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