Installation problem - "device node"

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Thu Oct 6 06:54:02 PDT 2005

peter bailey <pblinux at> writes:

> I am trying to install freebsd on a computer with 2 hard disks.  This
> message comes up when it tries to start creating the file system:
> "Unable to find device node for /dev/X in /dev".  Install then fails.  

That kind of depends on what "X" is.
If you mean literally "/dev/X" then I'm thoroughly confused also.  
But I suspect that X is a disk drive device.  Which one, and what kind
of hardware you use, is important.

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