[PC-BSD Testing] USB Hard Drive Issues

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Apr 1 05:38:12 PDT 2010

On 04/01/2010 04:33, Jeff wrote:
> Doh!  I just realized that when I went to re-install PCBSD I 
> inadvertently selected the USB drive which explains why my system 
> appeared to be untouched - it was.
> I never even looked at the first drive in the drop down box - just 
> assumed it would be the internal hard drive, adx.  But instead it 
> defaulted to my USB backup drive and of course overwrote everything 
> that was there.
> I guess I would recommend trying to idiot-proof the installation a bit 
> more by making sure the default drive is internal (adx and not dax) 
> and/or changing from a drop down box to radio buttons where none is 
> selected as default to guard against something like this happening.
> ...Jeff

I've just committed a fix so that it'll get sorted alphabetically, and 
ad0 will be the default (if it exists), hopefully this will be less 
confusing now.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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