bin/138025: sysinstall fails to create big partition

Boris Hollas boris.hollas at
Fri Aug 21 11:20:07 UTC 2009

>Number:         138025
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinstall fails to create big partition
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Aug 21 11:20:06 UTC 2009
>Originator:     Boris Hollas
>Release:        7.2
N/A (trying to install 7.2-R)
While installing 7.2 with sysinstall, I used the disklabel editor to create a

- 59 MB slice for FreeBSD
- 2 GB swap partition
- 12 GB / partition
- 1.5 GB /var partition
- 42326 MB /home partition

During the last step, sysinstall reported "unable to create partition. Too big?"


I was able to create the partition as desired after I rearranged the order of creation. I created the / partitin first.


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