bin/52271: sysinstall panics in machine with no hard drive

Andrew andrew at
Thu May 15 04:30:17 PDT 2003

>Number:         52271
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinstall panics in machine with no hard drive
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 15 04:30:15 PDT 2003
>Originator:     Andrew
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.1-BETA i386

Dell PowerApp Web 100, no HD


When booting the machine using the 5.1-BETA mini install ISO sysinstall
complains that the / file system is full and then panics with "going nowhere
without my init" while in the initial "probing hardware" stage. As the machine
has no HD I didn't expect success but I seem to recall a no HDs detected
message last time I had a machine with no drives rather than a panic.


Boot  machine with no drives (I haven't actually tried any other machines so
it may be something unique in this Dell.




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