sysinstall and mfs I'm out of Ideas.
redtick at sbcglobal.net
Fri Feb 5 22:50:08 UTC 2010
--- On Fri, 2/5/10, Martin McCormick <martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu> wrote:
> From: Martin McCormick <martin at dc.cis.okstate.edu>
> Subject: sysinstall and mfs I'm out of Ideas.
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Date: Friday, February 5, 2010, 2:22 PM
> After about a week
> of trying, I don't think sysinstall
> will install FreeBSD when used with mfsbsd. I
> launched mfsbsd
> from a CDROM and it works fine. I also used dd to feed the
> mfsboot.img file to the boot sector on the system's hard
> and that also worked fine. mfsbsd doesn't appear to be the
> problem. Everything but sysinstall works as one would
> Sysinstall may either be confused
> because the host is in
> multi-user mode or it may be trying to protect what it
> thinks is
> the system's boot drive from damage. It absolutely will
> write one byte to /dev/ad0 partitions even though it sees
> drive. the rest of sysinstall appears to be normal except
> its fear about writing to /dev/ad0sx.
> I will be very happy to be proven wrong,
> but I don't
> know what else to do to sysinstall to get it to use that
> It does work from the local console in
> single-user mode
> from the CDROM. I greatly appreciate all the help and
> any new ideas, but it appears to be back to the drawing
> for remotely-done upgrades.
> Martin McCormick
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I'm sure you have already read this from man sysinstall, but it may give a hint to something you may have missed.
<<<< Note: Nothing is actually written to disk by this function, an
explicit call to diskPartitionWrite being required for that to happen. >>>>
Causes any pending MBR changes (typically from the
diskPartitionEditor function) to be written out.
<<< Note: No file system data is actually written to disk until an
explicit call to diskLabelCommit is made. >>>
Writes out all pending disklabel information and creates and/or
mounts any file systems which have requests pending from the
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