misc/140900: sysinstall problems

Kostas Kanavidis kostas_q3a at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 26 14:40:11 UTC 2009

>Number:         140900
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       sysinstall problems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Nov 26 14:40:10 UTC 2009
>Originator:     Kostas Kanavidis
>Release:        8.0 all beta, all RC and release
Sometimes while attemting to install from FreeBSD CD I get the following error:

"Unable to make device node for /dev/da0s1a in /dev!
The creation of filesystems will be aborted."

I haven't been able to understand under which conditions the error occurs, but it occurs more often when using dedicate mode. It definetely does not occur on 7.2-RELEASE.

Please excuse me if this information is not sufficient, this is my first bug report. Do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

Thank you
Kostas Kanavidis

Sysinstall steps to reproduce the error (does not happen always, it appears to have some relationship with previous install attempts on the same disk):

Standard install
a (Use Entire Disk)
Standard (install a standard MBR)
c (Create partition)
[ENTER] default size (all disk)
FS (A file system)
/ (Mount point)
Minimal Distribution
YES (User Confirmation)
YES (Swap file warning)



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