[PC-BSD Testing] Vanishing partition during installation

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sun Sep 14 13:12:37 PDT 2008

Is the space you are talking about free space? If so that problem has  
been around for awhile. The free space shows up when you boot up to  
install, but when you click on a drive and then come back it is  
gone.   :-)

BTW, we are almost neighbors. I live in Newport, but grew up in  

On Sep 14, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Walt Pawley wrote:

> I recently installed PCBSD7-beta-1 on a box here and
> encountered a peculiar behavior in the process.
> During my first boot of the DVD, I decided to look at the
> partition arrangement on both of the two SATA hard disks I have
> in the box. Clicking on the first drive, all three partitions
> I'd previously created appeared, the third of which is where I
> intended to put PCBSD. I clicked the second drive to look at
> its partition structure (two - they were fine).
> Then I clicked back to the first drive, thinking I'd select the
> third partition and proceed with the install. But the third
> partition did not reappear. I clicked about some to see if that
> made any difference and finally decided to reboot on the DVD.
> When it arrived at the partition selection window, I clicked
> the first drive. All three partitions appeared once again. I
> selected the third and continued the install, which proceeded
> uneventfully and appears to work just fine.
> -- 
> Walter M. Pawley <walt at wump.org>
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