bin/161051: bsdinstall cannot install on existing partitions
kaduk at mit.edu
Tue Sep 27 01:40:06 UTC 2011
>Synopsis: bsdinstall cannot install on existing partitions
>Arrival-Date: Tue Sep 27 01:40:05 UTC 2011
>Originator: Ben Kaduk
>Release: 9-beta 2
Per my mail to -current of 16 September 2011, I had an old scratch box with 7.4 on it, that I wanted to try the installer out on. I figured I could just reuse the partitions for testing (even though this is in general risky, due to stale libraries/configuration files/etc.), but was unable to do so. The extracting stage died with an error about being unable to create /var/empty with appropriate permissions.
Try to install 9-beta2 on existing partitions
Either the /var/empty errors could be worked around, or the installer should refuse to use existing partitions.
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