sysinstall error on 8.2-PRE

Bruce Cran bruce at
Thu Jan 6 17:02:59 UTC 2011

On Thu, 6 Jan 2011 17:38:33 +0300
Odhiambo Washington <odhiambo at> wrote:

> I have a strange problem. On one system that I am running, I cannot
> use sysinstall to do partition/label for a disk. This problem seems
> peculiar to this OS, somewhere.
> When I launch sysinstall, I get some funny message appear on the
> screen (see for an image).
> >From there I choose custom -> partition > Select the disk then enter
> partition editor. The cursor simply refuses to move from there, though
> keyboard is active.

The problem is that geom has been extended with additional types (e.g.
glabel, gsched) that libdisk doesn't know about - so it gets confused.

Bruce Cran

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