sysinstall and mfs Great News and another Question

Martin McCormick martin at
Tue Feb 9 03:42:12 UTC 2010

	I really hate to give up on anything and I finally found
out my problem with getting sysinstall to use the hard drive
rather than garbaging up mfs every time. The problem is not
something you can set in the partition editor or disklabel
editor. It is found in the very first menu which oddly is
numbered 2 and is the options editor. The option that makes it
all work is one that lets you specify where you want the
distribution to go on the drive. It is always set for you when
using the CDROM unless you were formatting another disk so it is
kind of easy to miss. I missed it for a week and a half.

	Now the question. There are a bunch of functions that
can be set in sysinstall such as the bsdlabel editor, partition
editor and dists to name a few. It would be nice to be able to
set that mount point in install.cfg because I am trying to make
a script that coworkers can run to configure a system quickly
without having to waste a week of their own trying to figure it
all out. 

	It turns out that one can format the disk, mount
/dev/ad0s1a on /mnt and then one must set the root option to
/mnt and things work so much better!

	Occasionally, /var fills up and I haven't figured out
why but it appears that ftp gets ahead of the ability to store
the files. Whatever it happening, it is now more right than

	Again, thanks for all your help.

Martin McCormick WB5AGZ  Stillwater, OK 
Systems Engineer
OSU Information Technology Department Telecommunications Services Group

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