FreeBSD installation doesn't work

Mel fbsd.questions at
Thu Sep 18 17:22:10 UTC 2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008 16:26:43 Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 03:49:37PM +0300, Robert Lebovich wrote:
> > I'm trying to install freeBSD on my pc, but after the installation it
> > doesn't boot. It can't find the kernel.
> > I think it is the problem with my partitioning. i'm trying this order:
> > /boot
> > swap
> > /
> > /var
> > /usr
> > Can you help me how to install in this order?
> Do not make a '/boot' partition separate from '/'.
> It won't work.

that's aside from the fact that the root partition '/' always has to be the 
first partition, for the simple reason that everything else is mounted on top 
of it.

For the same reason:
/dev/ad1se	/usr/local ....
/dev/ad1sf	/usr

will not work.
For this particular case (root not first mount), sysinstall could be made 


Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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