where to ask about problems with bsdinstall in 9.0RC2?
fbsd8 at a1poweruser.com
Sat Nov 19 02:02:38 UTC 2011
William Bulley wrote:
> According to Edward Martinez <eam1edward at gmail.com> on Fri, 11/18/11 at 19:53:
>> Have you tried installing with "ACPI" disabled.
>> this also may be of some help:
> I will try disabling "ACPI" but this wasn't necessary for the install
> of 8.2-RELEASE from CD which, as I said, went in just as I expected.
> I would not think that much would have changed in 9.0RC2 in this area.
> Maybe I am wrong about that.
> The second URL describes the Manual vs. Guided install and partition
> section of bsdinstall. I had read this several days before the 9.0RC2
> install attempt from DVD. It seemed pretty reasonable, but a little bit
> different from sysinstall. Was worth a try.
> What I saw when I selected Manual partitioning, was a complete tree:
> ad0s1 [FreeBSD Boot Manager from 8.2]
> ad0s1a xxxx [was my previous root partition]
> ad0s1d xxxx [was my previous swap partition]
> ad0s1d xxxx [was my previous /var partition]
> ad0s1e xxxx [was my previous /usr partition]
> or something very close to that, missing only my mount points from my
> previous 8.2-STABLE system. I added the mount points (this is the area
> where I thought bsdinstall had some weaknesses in the "User Experience")
> and went on after selecting "Finish".
> The problem occurred much later after I selected all four install files.
> When I said the equivalent of "Go", it began the process of loading them
> off the DVD, checking their checksums, and compressing them prior to
> installing them. It was while processing the first (base.txz) chunk
> that the popup appeared giving me the "unable to write" or "unable to
> uncompress" message. Can't recall the exact error now some hours later... :-(
> So the extraction step failed the first file, and I never made it to
> the Post-Installation phase, sigh... :-(
I think you have under sized /usr and the uncompress ran out of space
during the install. Start over again, wipe the disk clean (ie: delete
all slices)and re-allocate your slices with larger space allocations.
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