8.0-Beta installation problem -- Unable to find /dev/ad0s1b

Jin Guojun jguojun at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 14 16:56:39 UTC 2009

It seems that disklabel is the problem spot.

Use 8.0 Partition menu to allocate 2 slices (partitions) 20GB for S1 and rest for S2,
then install 8.0-Beta4 on S1.
W command in slice (Partition) menu succeed with bootloader manager installing option (Choose FreeBSD),
but W command in Label menu had the same error -- Unable to find device node ...

After quite installationm and restart the system, the bootloader is still show old
partitions (S1 DOS, S2/S3 7.2).

Boot 8.0-Beta4 DVD again, and Partition menu shows no partition at all (no slice allocated).
This indicates that disklabel did not correctly write disk partition information on to the dirve.

--- On Mon, 9/14/09, Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com> wrote:

> From: Robert Huff <roberthuff at rcn.com>
> Subject: Re: 8.0-Beta installation problem -- Unable to find /dev/ad0s1b
> To: "Jin Guojun" <jguojun at sbcglobal.net>
> Cc: "Robert Huff" <roberthuff at rcn.com>, current at freebsd.org, bugs at freebsd.org, freebsd-stable at freebsd.org
> Date: Monday, September 14, 2009, 3:49 AM
> Jin Guojun writes:
> >  Did not find anything from current, but found
> the same problem
> >  has been reported in earlier releases in those
> archives, and the
> >  latest was May 2009:
>     Try this (for the fix) :
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2009-September/011254.html
>         Robert Huff

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