sysinstall: label editor:unable to write data

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Fri Jun 17 13:48:35 GMT 2005

> I am trying to modify the da0s1 slices on a harddisk under 5.4 using 
> /usr/sbin/sysinstall.
> I delete an existing slice and create two new ones in the old freed 
> space. When writing the changes I get:
> ERROR: Unable to write data to disk da0!

Yes, you are not allowed to do that to mounted disk space.

You will need to boot from a different disk to work on da0s1.


> There are no naming conflicts
> Single user and multiuser no difference
> There are only two existing slices mounted, / and /tmp no separate 
> slices for /var /usr and so on.
> What am I missing here?
> Thanks,
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