sysinstall fails

John Baldwin jhb at
Wed Nov 12 09:17:04 PST 2003

On 12-Nov-2003 David O'Brien wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 11:37:03AM +0200, toha at wrote:
>>      I've made fresh (20031111) release from HEAD.
>>      During installation, sysinstall has troubles creating
>>      filesystems.
>>      1). fdisk creates slice with name "ad0p1". and newfs
>>              can't find /dev/ad0p1*.
>>      2). if i create slice, then do "rescan devices" or
>>              rerun sysinstall, slice has name "ad0s1". but
>>              newfs says: "cannot retrive operator gid"
> Yes.  I ran into this just yesterday.

The fdisk slice name problem might be related to Marcel's GPT
changes to sysinstall.  GPT partitions use /dev/ad0pX while
MBR slices use /dev/ad0sX.  Both are created in the fdisk
part of sysinstall.


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