Problem installing FreeBSD 5.3
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 3 19:03:41 UTC 2007
On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 02:10:24PM -0400, Lisa Casey wrote:
> I am attempting to install FreeBSD 5.3 (because that's the latest distro I
> have CD's for) on a brand new system with a 80 G harddrive and 2 G RAM.
Since 5.3 is no supported anymore, I suggest that you download 6.2 images.
> I boot from Disk 1 of the 5.3 disk set and choose to begin a standard
> installation. Next is the fdisk utility to partition the drive. The first
> thing I get is a message which states:
> WARNING: A geometry of 155061/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect. Using a more
> likely geometry. If this geometry is incorrect or if you are unsure whether
> or not it's correct, please consult the hardware guide in the documentation
> submenu or use the (G)eometry command to change it now.
I've ignored this every time I saw it without adverse results.
> I can choose OK and get past this. I choose to devote the entire disk to
> FreeBSD, and install the FreeBSD boot manager. Next I need to partition my
> drive. The defaults won't do at all (this machine is to be a radius server
> & mail server and the default size of /var is too small). I chose 2000M for
> /, 4000M for swap (using 2 x RAM), 200M for /tmp, 20,000M for /usr and the
> remainder for /var.
2000M for / is quite a lot. On my system, root gets 200M. It only uses
about 90M currently.
> Unable to find device node for /dev/ad0s1b in /dev. The creation of file
> systems will be aborted.
> ad0s1b is my swap partition. I changed the size of swap to 2000M thinking
> perhaps it was too large but I get the same error about unable to find
> device node.....
> I've googled this but haven't found anything that helped me resolve this.
> Any body on this list know what I need to do to get FreeBSD installed on
> this drive?
If it still fails the same way with 6.2, I'd submit a problem report.
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