Installing Free over linux
parv at pair.com
Wed Apr 19 01:54:34 UTC 2006
I lost the OP, so replying to this ...
in message <033601c66340$ab2d3040$6501a8c0 at workdog>,
wrote Gayn Winters thusly...
> > [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Aguiar
> > Magalhaes
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:00 PM
> > To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Installing Free over linux
> > I'm trying to install the FreeBSD 6.0 where exist a
> > old linux (It will be full replaced)
> > I'm receiving a error message about de swap slice:
> > Unable to find device node for /dev/ad0s1b in /dev!
> > The creation of filesystem will be aborted
> It sounds like you didn't allocate a swap partition during the
> installation when you were asked to allocate partitions on ad0s1.
> If you don't take the defaults, then you must allocate swap space
> explicitly. This should be done on partition b, i.e. on ad0s1b.
I was installing FreeBSD 6.0-BETA4 a few moments ago, and saw the
same problem. I was adjusting the partitions (not slices), somehow
it seems the sysinstall (or the underlying subsystem) seemed to have
forgotten about the swap partition.
Anyway, i re-sliced the disk and repartitioned the subsequent slice
w/ partitions sizes already calculated. This time i had no problem.
Mind you that i installed from the same disc previously on a
different computer, and missing swap node message did not come up
while adjusting the partition size multiple times. Whatever ...
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