bin/140900: [geom_part] sysinstall(8) problems: "unable to make device node"

gavin at FreeBSD.org gavin at FreeBSD.org
Sat Nov 28 23:12:08 UTC 2009


Old Synopsis: sysinstall(8) problems: "unable to make device node"
New Synopsis: [geom_part] sysinstall(8) problems: "unable to make device node"

State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
State-Changed-By: gavin
State-Changed-When: Sat Nov 28 23:04:35 UTC 2009
State-Changed-Why: 
To submitter:  This is caused because in some cases, in the past
sysinstall created faulty partition tables.  Under 7.x and before
these were not an issue, but now under 8.x these break things.

The following workaround should fix things where you have disks
showing this problem (either from the existing OS install, or
using the LiveFS CD):

dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0 oseek=1 bs=512 count=1

(replacing /dev/ad0 with whichever disk has the problem).

Can you confirm that this fixes things for you please?


Responsible-Changed-From-To: freebsd-bugs->gavin
Responsible-Changed-By: gavin
Responsible-Changed-When: Sat Nov 28 23:04:35 UTC 2009
Responsible-Changed-Why: 
Track

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=140900


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