[PC-BSD Testing] Can't install

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Aug 13 11:22:29 PDT 2007

fbsd wrote:
> Hi All,
> My current most urgent problem is that the 6 August 2007 snapshot does  
> not detect the hard disk available when opting for a fresh  
> install. This problem first surfaced on the last snapshot I tried (27 July  
> 2007). Prior to that I had no problems. 
> I was able to install the  
> 27/07/07 snapshot by selecting System Update/Repair. The disk partitions  
> were then detected and I backed out and selected Fresh Install and voila  
> the disk partitions were shown. That trick does not work with the 06/08/07  
> snapshot.
> So at the moment, I can't install.
> I tried to install PC-BSD 1.3 and it worked just fine so the problem has to lie
> with a recent change to the installer.
> Does anyone else have this problem?
> Ron
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Can you give me a bit more detail about this error? First of all, what
type of hardware do you have. IDE / SCSI / SATA? More than one drive?
Also try this:

Download the latest snapshot:

Then boot to the GUI installer, and right click on the desktop to bring
up xterm. Next run this command:


Does it echo out any drive or drives found?


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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