misc/138026: sysinstall(8) and and fdisk(8) sets slice flag to
sendpr at ext.no-route.org
Fri Aug 21 11:50:02 UTC 2009
>Synopsis: sysinstall(8) and and fdisk(8) sets slice flag to active
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 21 11:50:01 UTC 2009
>Originator: Sylwester Sosnowski
fdisk(8) sets a slice active during sysinstall(8), even if
user selected not to touch mbr or make slice active.
1. Install FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE using sysinstall(8)
2. Create a new slice at the fdisk(8) screen.
Let's say your slices look as following:
Hard Disk total size: 15G
Slice FS Size
ad0s1 ext3 5G
ad0s2 linux-swap GG
So create 'ad0s3' by pressing 'c' and type 5G.
3. type 'q' to quit..
4. Proceed to bsdlabel and set up the partitions.
After installation has finished, you'll see the FreeBSD bootloader
(even if the user choice was not to install the bootloader and
partition was not set active manually).
By running 'fdisk' you'll see, that the 3rd slice, your BSD slice is
A temporary fix may be:
1. Set the first slice active by using fdisk(8):
# fdisk -a /dev/ad0
# fdisk -a /dev/da0
depending on what's your hard disk.
And fdisk(8) will ask you to make a slice active.
If you are being asked for a slice, enter 3 (or your BSD slice)
2. Install FreeBSD manually (by using the FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE DVD)
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