kern/170707: bsdinstall Partition editor (modify) option does not
allow size changes
joeb1 at a1poweruser.com
Fri Aug 17 18:10:17 UTC 2012
>Synopsis: bsdinstall Partition editor (modify) option does not allow size changes
>Arrival-Date: Fri Aug 17 18:10:11 UTC 2012
>Originator: Joe Barbish
>Release: 9.0 & 9.1-beta1 i386
Using bdsinstall to allocate disk in same format as sysinstall does. After creating bsd type and creating each partition size it does not add allocated sizes together to keep from allocating more space than available on hard drive. You can select finish and it will try to do the install to the hard drive and issue error ran out of space. It returns you to the Partition editor but does not allow the size field to be changed. Have to restart the install from scratch again.
Even when using the Partition editor for the initial time can not modify space field. This is for sure a BUG.
To be more user friendly should have option to use sade utility to allocate the 8.x style disk partition layout.
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