Post installation shell

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at
Mon Mar 5 02:41:13 UTC 2012

On 03/04/12 20:06, Robert Simmons wrote:
> I've just finished getting everything right for installing to a geli
> encrypted root partition.  This requires the use of the shell in the
> installer during the disk partitioning stage and at the end of the
> install process.  I've run into a problem:
> If you enter the shell at the end of the install process, the shell is
> now chroot'ed to the newly installed partition that was mounted on
> /mnt.  The problem with this is that the functional /dev directory is
> inaccessible.  The /dev directory that is accessible is empty!
> This is not that big of a deal since, the very next thing the
> installer offers you is the live-cd, which is not chroot'ed to /mnt it
> is back to where you would expect it to be.
> Is this something that perhaps should be mentioned in documentation?

Better, it should be fixed so devfs works (now fixed in HEAD at 
r232531). Thanks for reporting this!

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