installation of bin files
bbeday at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 22 13:51:37 PDT 2003
I'm writting this because i don't have easy internet
access so i can't easily get an iso image and start a
fresh install. I am installing a minimal 4.8
distrobution, just the bin and man file sets on a dos
partition. When i start the actuall installation in
the setup program, it stops with the messages
"using existing root partition - assumed you have
appropriate device entries in /dev"
"error mounting /dev/ad0s1 on /dist - no such file
I started an installation a few days ago, but stopped
it before i commited the installation. I tried to
complete the install a while latter without success.
I've checked the file system on the harddrive and the
mount point /dist is there, however, the /dev
directory contains no entry for ad0s1. Instead it has
ad0s1a to ... ad0s1h
ad0s2a, ad0s2b, ad0s2e
I should explain that i've created a dos partition
labelled ad0s1 with fdisk in the setup, refere to the
bottom of this message. So, like in linuxnese, i
thought i could refere to the entire partition with
ad0s1 but with no ad0s1 entry in dev, i guess i can't.
Is this why i get the "no such file" error message in
my installation? If so, what do i do to get the
system to use the right /dev entry? I can't seem to
change it in setup, is there a way and which entry do
i use? Do i have to manually make a dev entry with
some external program?
I've checked my dos partition and it has the bin
file set on it.
below is a set of values for my setup screens
offset PType Desc Subtype
0 6 unused 0
62 2 fat 6
204848 3 freebsd 165 CA
Drive geometry is
1018/14/62 just like hard disk
Freebsd Boot Mngr installed
ad0s1 /dos 99M dos
ad0s2a / 30M ufs N
ad0s2b swap 20M
ad0s2e /usr 281M ufs+S N
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