Strange disk problem with installation of latest 5.2-CURRENT snapshot

Szilveszter Adam sziszi at
Mon Apr 19 10:34:50 PDT 2004


On Mon, Apr 19, 2004 at 12:15:31AM -0700, Rostislav Krasny wrote:
> Entropy device is blocked. Dance fandango on keyboard to unblock.

This one is nasty. It seems that pre-seeding random needs to be added to
the installation procedure, or else people will get stuck in no time in
newfs. BTW, this message is a really close contender for the "most
cute but uninformative error message in FreeBSD" prize coming in close
second after the "Toto, this doesn't look like Kansas any more" from of yore.

Until this gets fixed, there is really no other way but to cat something
to /dev/random first. But this is difficult since AFAIK there is no
holographic shell open yet at this point in the install.


Szilveszter ADAM

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