Installation problem

illoai at illoai at
Mon Jul 30 18:40:21 UTC 2007

On 30/07/07, Rakhesh Sasidharan <rakhesh at> wrote:
> 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 ...

/dev/ad4 is probably his first SATA drive, the integer
following "s" is the slice number (partition in the magical
windows world) and if greater than 4 indicates an extended


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