9-beta1 installer - partition editor
nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Wed Aug 31 00:59:08 UTC 2011
On 08/30/11 19:07, Ivan Voras wrote:
> On 30.8.2011. 16:11, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>> On 08/30/11 07:27, Ivan Voras wrote:
>>> Am I doing something wrong or the BETA1 installer cannot be used to
>>> manually create the partition scheme?
>>> 1) it doesn't accept "freebsd-swap" as partition type ("invalid
>>> 2) it doesn't recognize that I have actually created a root (/) mount
>>> point; since it doesn't show mountpoints maybe it forgets the input
>>> from the dialog?
>>> The partition editor looks very rudimentary and feature-less. It
>>> really should show "space left" on the drive.
>> It does show mountpoints, and of course does support swap partitions.
>> You can use the partition editor to create quite complicated multi-disk
>> partition layouts over a variety of schemes, and in that way it is
>> wildly more featureful than what was in sysinstall.
>> Can you describe more what you were trying to do, in terms of what
>> partition scheme you were using, etc.? The "invalid argument" is a
>> message coming from the kernel, so something must be very wrong in your
> It was a plain install on a RAID volume which appears as ordinary da0
> drive. I did do a couple of start-overs so it could be that some state
> got lost. It definitely did NOT show mount points in the dialog which
> lists newly created partitions.
Which partitioning scheme did you use? How did you lay out the partitions?
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