[PC-BSD Support] Bug inside the installation process, FDISK related.

sdavtaker at gmail.com sdavtaker at gmail.com
Mon Oct 27 19:12:26 PST 2008

forgot this:
root at pcbsd# uname -a
FreeBSD pcbsd 7.1-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-PRERELEASE #0: Wed Oct  8
14:54:01 EDT2008
root at pcbsd7-x64.local:/usr/obj/pcbsd-build/cvs/7.0.1-src/sys/PCBSD

On 10/27/08, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> Sdävtaker wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Please forgive my precary english, it is not my main language.
>> I was trying the fibonacci yesterday and i found a little bug in the
>> installation program.
>> I installed it in 2 different machines, one selected to install full
>> HD with PCBSD. It successed installation.
>> After that i tried to install it in one PC with MSWV, (here starts the
>> problems)
>> I got a 465GB SATA2 HD in that one, i reduced the WV slice to 365GB
>> and left empty 100GB for PCBSD at HD end.
>> Started installation, selected all default options, and when copying
>> the files it says all files failed to been writen and at 56%
>> installation proposes to reboot after fail the installation.
>> After retry a few times, validate de image and the files I created the
>> secondary slice /dev/ad0s2 in WV and installed PCBSD in that secondary
>> slice created by WV and it success the installation, I think the FDISK
>> used in PCBSD is not capable of understand big disks (half tera).
>> Hope the report helps.
>> See ya.
>> Sdav
> Did you install this with Version 7.0 or Version 7.0.1 ISO's? We fixed a
> problem recently with partition / slice sizing in 7.0.1 which may help
> in this issue. If you are on 7.0.1 already, can you do this so we can
> see whats wrong?
> 1. Start the install like you did:
> 2. Right-click on the background, and bring up "xterm" during the install
> 3. Run "df -h" to see how much space is showing up on the /mnt mount
> 4. Run fdisk /dev/ad0 and send us the output so we can see how it
> partitioned your disk.
> Thanks!
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
> http://www.pcbsd.com

Sdävtaker prays to Rikku goddess for a good treasure.

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