bin/164281: bsdinstall(8): please allow sysinstall as installer
devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Fri Feb 3 20:50:11 UTC 2012
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From: Devin Teske <devin.teske at fisglobal.com>
To: "'CeDeROM'" <cederom at tlen.pl>
Cc: <bug-followup at freebsd.org>
Subject: RE: bin/164281: bsdinstall(8): please allow sysinstall as installer option
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:42:40 -0800
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tomek.cedro at gmail.com [mailto:tomek.cedro at gmail.com] On Behalf Of
> Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 12:16 PM
> To: Devin Teske
> Cc: bug-followup at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: bin/164281: bsdinstall(8): please allow sysinstall as instal=
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM, Devin Teske <devin.teske at fisglobal.com>
> > Behold! FreeBSD Druid!
> > http://druidbsd.sourceforge.net/
> > Install FreeBSD 9.0 with sysinstall (!!)
> Uhm, on commit there is an error that "installer is unable to find
> device node to /dev/ada0s1b in /dev", it happens both on clean install
> on blank disk and reinstall over existing partitions..
You've previously attempted to install with "bsdinstall" and you've written=
a GPT label to your disk.
Since sysinstall knows nothing of GPT *and* since the 9.0 kernel refuses to=
create MBR devices in /dev unless your disk is free of GPT labels ...
You must destroy the backup GPT label stored in the last sector. This can e=
asily be done from the "holographic" shell started by the DRUID just before=
prompting you to select your desired release.
1. Once prompted to select your desired release (e.g., 9.0/i386 or 9.0/amd6=
4) Press Alt+F4 to get the "holographic" shell
2. At the "#" prompt, type "rescue" and hit ENTER
3. At the bash prompt, type "sysctl kern.disks" to list your disk device-na=
me (e.g. "ad0", "ad1", "da0", "da1", "ada0", etc.)
4. Destroy the GPT backup layout by executing: gpart destroy -F device-name
NOTE: device-name is something like "ad0" (as-listed by "sysctl kern.disks")
You can then press Alt+F1 and select your desired release without getting t=
he error message about disk allocation failing.
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