bin/164095: bsdinstall(8): using optional mount point field while partitioning results in error

Garrett Cooper yanegomi at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 19:04:54 UTC 2012


On Jan 15, 2012, at 9:57 AM, Nathan Whitehorn <nwhitehorn at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 01/13/12 23:31, Ariane van der Steldt wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 07:50:14PM -0600, Nathan Whitehorn wrote:
>>> On 01/13/12 19:16, eadler at FreeBSD.org wrote:
>>>> Old Synopsis: installer: using optional mount point field while partitioning results in error
>>>> New Synopsis: bsdinstall(8): using optional mount point field while partitioning results in error
>>>> 
>>>> Responsible-Changed-From-To: freebsd-bugs->freebsd-sysinstall
>>>> Responsible-Changed-By: eadler
>>>> Responsible-Changed-When: Sat Jan 14 01:15:02 UTC 2012
>>>> Responsible-Changed-Why:
>>>> assign and fix synopsis
>>>> 
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>>>> Installer partition selection claims I must enter a mountpoint.
>>>> Filling in the mountpoint tells me I must not enter a mountpoint.
>>> 
>>> I can't reproduce this. Can you provide more details?
>> Hi Nathan,
>> 
>> You need another OS already installed on the disk already, in my case I
>> reproduced by installing Windows XP in a 8GB partition on an 80GB disk.
>> If you don't have another OS installed, the dialogs will not appear.
>> 
>> Please see attached screenshots:
>> - 01: the dialog that came up
>> - 02: what I filled in
>> - 03: the resulting error dialog
> 
> You can't provide a mountpoint for nested partitions. Since that dialog has a file type field, it can't conditionally remove the bottom line, which only applies to FAT32 or freebsd-ufs or such partitions. I guess something about this could be added to the existing help line, but it's already a little long. At some point we're likely to do a rototill of the partition adding dialog, and will make this a little clearer. For now, you have the error dialog that says you should leave it blank.

    pc-sysinstall suffers from the same issue [with ZFS at least].
    sade and sysinstall are the only tools I know of that did the right thing.
Cheers,
-Garrett


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