FreeBSD won't install after Fixit

James Colannino james at
Tue Aug 9 20:08:02 UTC 2011

Hey everyone,

I have the FreeBSD DVD (amd64) and, during an install, used the Fixit 
option (while choosing to mount the DVD as the live filesystem) to load 
a kernel module.  After exiting the fixit shell and attempting a 
standard install, when it came time to install packages, I got the 
following error:

Error mounting /dev/acd0 on /dist: Input/output error (5)

I also noticed that once I've chosen the CDROM/DVD option under Fixit 
once, I can't do it again, and get the same error when I try.  It 
appears that /dev/acd0 can only be mounted once by the installer.

Is this a known issue, and if so, is there a way to work around this so 
that I can load kernel modules before continuing on with the 
installation?  I could remain within the fixit environment and do the 
entire install manually, but I'd really rather not do that...



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