Installation problem

Rakhesh Sasidharan rakhesh at
Mon Jul 30 06:10:49 UTC 2007

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Terrence Wilson wrote:

> I'm trying to install FreeBSD as part of a dual boot config on a hard
> disk which already contains Windows XP. I have created a partition for
> FreeBSD. My problem comes once I "commit" to the installation of
> FreeBSD. I get the following message, after which installation aborts:
> "Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s2b in /dev! The creation of
> filesystems will be aborted." What am I doing wrong?

Are you trying to install FreeBSD in an extended partition? The 
/dev/ad*4*s2b makes me think so ...

If yes, that won't work. You have to install FreeBSD in a primary 


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