[PC-BSD Testing] Testing Latest Alpha 12062009

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Dec 14 10:09:14 PST 2009




On Fri, 11 Dec 2009, A.Yerenkow wrote:
> Some bugs in installer:
>
> I have a friend's laptop, I've deleted a logical disk (Vista's) and trying to 
> install pc-bsd there.
> Layout is such:
> ad4 - whole and only hard disk.
> ad4s1 - some unknown data (dark side of vista, I suppose)
> ad4s2 - DOS, Vista lurks there.
> ad4s3 - my target partition.
>
> I'm at step "disk".
> 1. I chose disk (ad4) (btw, how about some label near this drop-down)?
> in bottom area I see two options (auto, customize)
> and a select from partitions.
>
> I clicked to Customize, then back to auto, I chose ad4s3  and installation 
> was screwed. Because when PC-BSD tried to fdisk, it tried to poartition ad4, 
> but not ad4s3

Fixed, was a bug in the GUI in how it created the /tmp/sys-install.cfg file

>
> After reboot:
> 2. If I chose Customize partition, then delete all incorrect slices (ad4, but 
> should be ad4s3), and I'll try to add a swap - I couldn't; Button "Save" is 
> disabled. I had to do trick: chose UFS, enter some mount-point, switch after 
> that to type "SWAP" and all ok - I can add swap.

Fixed, was bug in sanity checking logic

>
> 3. At page "Users" form fields have incorrect tab behaviour. Simply click 
> "tab" and look where focus is going.

Fixed

>
> 4. Anyway, whatever I do - I can't install system. Error: 1 is thrown always.
> files in attach.
> directories .mirror-cfg and  .slice-cfg was empty.
>
> 5. I didn't provide installation summary, because it's read-only, AND copy is 
> not allowed!? :)

Copy is allowed, but I don't think fluxbox is allowing it, since that takes place in the WM.

>
> but there is something like this:
> partition ad4(s3)
> ufs
> /
>
> partition ad4(s3)
> SWAP
> /
>
>
> partition ad4(s3)
> ufs
> /var
>
>
> partition ad4(s3)
> ufs
> /usr
>
>
> So, as can be clearly seen - there is no slices (somehow). at least, in this 
> "summary" screen.
> Hope this will help :)
> Ready to test/check something in weekend.
>
>
--
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software



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