FreeBSD 6.1 Installation Prob

John S techkrit at
Fri Jun 16 08:36:38 UTC 2006


    Thanks for all your comments everyone.

    The FreeBSD version 6.1 was downloaded (ISO image) from the production
release page (some mirror site).

My PC is a Pentium 4 (915G) , 512MB sdram, 128MB video memory, Maxtor SATA
HDD, OS -  (Windows (C:), Linux (/,swap), BSD(/,swap,tmp,var,usr). The FS
selected was UFS2.

    Also the packages selected were "X packages + all the normal stuff"

    Next comes the screen, where it asks do I want to commit the partitions.
I hit yes and it aborts.


On 6/15/06, Eric Anderson <anderson at> wrote:
> John S wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >    I am trying to install FreeBSD on my machine which already has
> Windows
> > XP, SUSE Linux 10.1.
> >
> > After partitioning and selecting the installation packages; as soon as i
> > hit
> > the button to start install; it says "/dev/X" not found and aborted the
> > install. I am trying to install from CD. What is the problem?
> >
> >   BTW this is the first time I am trying to install FreeeBSD or for that
> > matter any flavour of BSD. But I am ok with Linux installtions.
> Can you report the actual /dev/* it warns about?  What kind of system is
> it?  Also - you might try a FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE CD instead of -CURRENT,
> as -CURRENT is considered 'beta', and any -RELEASE should be stable.
> Eric
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> Eric Anderson        Sr. Systems Administrator        Centaur Technology
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