[PC-BSD Testing] Vanishing partition during installation

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Sun Sep 14 14:52:19 PDT 2008


I agree with you on that, but I think it may be a FreeBSD issue rather  
than PC-BSD. I noticed that back on V1.4, I think. It works fine on my  
system for anything other than free space on a drive.


On Sep 14, 2008, at 1:26 PM, A.Yerenkow wrote:

> Bill Leeper пишет:
>> 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.   :-)
>>
>
> This is not good behavior anyway.
> Imageine, average user with two (or more) hard drives want to make a
> step into world of PC-BSD. He boot to installer, then see all his  
> HDDs.
> He don't remeber to where he is going install, so he made a setup of
> partition, then swucthes drive, to make sure it was crrect drive, feel
> satisfaction, switch back... and there is nothing :(
> It's first time he is dissapointed, and because of that he is have no
> enthusiasm after that, he is proven that even install is little buggy,
> what could be said about OS itself?
>
> I think that installer should be as smart as can be, and all cases
> should works well, even if they have no sense at all :)
>
> I'll try to look into it anyway.
>
>
>
>> BTW, we are almost neighbors. I live in Newport, but grew up in
>> Sutherlin.
>>
>> 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>
>>> Wump Research & Company
>>> 676 River Bend Road, Roseburg, OR 97470
>>>        541-672-8975
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