sysinstall: "Unable to create the partition. Too big?"

Ian FREISLICH ianf at
Mon Mar 10 05:45:15 PDT 2008


The system installer breaks on a large disk (actually a RAID
container) aacd0.  For some reason it thinks that the disk is 6250496
sectors bigger than it actually is.

aacd0: <RAID 5> on aac0
aacd0: 610190MB (1249669120 sectors)

Yet, sysinstall has the size as 1255914653 sectors.

This confused one of the "remote hands" quite significantly.
Eventually I told him to just pick a small size and fix it once I
could get onto the box.


Ian Freislich

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