installed FreeBSD from mfsbsd, but cannot update
olivares14031 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 5 00:58:18 UTC 2020
On Friday, September 4, 2020, David Christensen <dpchrist at holgerdanske.com>
> On 2020-09-04 08:36, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> Dear kind FreeBSD users,
>> I have installed freebsd 12.1-RELEASE from mfsbsd
> I assume mfsbsd meets its author's needs. If it does not meet your
needs, perhaps your should contact the author:
> Or, perhaps you should use an official FreeBSD installer:
> For "Partitioning", choose "Auto (ZFS)" and you will be able to set the
> As there is no obvious way to set the boot or root sizes, consider
installing onto a small SSD -- to facilitate backups, restores, and
migrations. I find that 16 GB devices are sufficient for lightweight
>> with ZFS and I
>> configured SWAP like I wanted to 4GB of SWAP or 2G is not enough. I
>> have experience many crashes.
> If your machine is swapping heavily, you need more memory.
>> I try to run # freebsd-update fetch and it fails
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I appreciate your help. I could not get it to work because one partition
needs to be root "/" and it was named "zfs-root" or similar. I will have
to try again. I had installed before using mfsbsd, but I used guided and
autozfs and swap was 2 or 4 GB, but en I tried to build rust for firefox I
ran out of swap space. Machine has 8GB of ram, but nonetheless crashed.
I wanted to create a 16 GB swap partition to build rust Firefox and other
power hungry apps that require it. I erased the hard drive several times
and in the end I blew the hardrivw and machine does not power up with the
hard drive. So I will need to get another disk and try again. I ran tests
and hard drive passed on to the /dev/null .
Thank you for your help.
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