bin/164097: bsdinstall(8): always installs GPT
devin.teske at fisglobal.com
Mon Jan 23 15:40:10 UTC 2012
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From: Devin Teske <devin.teske at fisglobal.com>
To: <bug-followup at FreeBSD.org>, <ariane at stack.nl>
Cc: Devin Teske <devin.teske at fisglobal.com>
Subject: Re: bin/164097: bsdinstall(8): always installs GPT
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2012 07:32:57 -0800
I am experiencing the same problem ... with sysinstall(8)!!!
I used /usr/src/release/Makefile.sysinstall to cut myself a legacy installe=
r for the 9.0 branch ... a sysinstall(8) installer versus the new bsdinstal=
l installer cut from /usr/src/release/Makefile.
When all was said and done (sysinstall crunched into boot_crunch using /usr=
/src/release/i386/boot_crunch.conf), sysinstall(8) is for some reason writi=
ng GPT labels even though it never has done so before.
I'll go into sysinstall's disk partition editor, lay down a legacy filesyst=
em, write it out, and then look at /dev to find that it didn't create /dev/=
ada0s* but instead /dev/ada0p* (what's worse is that gpart subsequently sho=
ws GPT but with "[CORRUPT]" next to it).
This is completely hampering my ability to use sysinstall(8) as-built from =
RELENG_9 to install RELENG_9.
I'm left wondering if something changed in devfs or in libdisk.
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