FreeBSD installation doesn't work

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Thu Sep 18 17:41:52 UTC 2008

Mel wrote:

> 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 
> smarter.

It's not the partition device names that determine the mount order, but
the order of the entries in /etc/fstab.



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