[PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade to 8.1 fails

Jeff dejamuse at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 27 11:39:27 PDT 2010

After PCBSD finished and I was presented with the first install screen, I hit ctl-alt-F1 and got to the shell. So then I tried to mount the main hard drive to get some files off of it.

But mount /dev/ad6s1a returns "Unknown special file or file system".

Has the disk been corrupted by the PCBSD installer?

--- On Mon, 7/26/10, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Upgrade to 8.1 fails
To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
Date: Monday, July 26, 2010, 12:36 PM

On 07/26/2010 12:21, Jeff wrote:

        Tried like seven times now.  Each time it spends about 5
min "cleaning up old filesystem" and then starts to remove packages. 
Now just hits this file and spends 10 seconds crunching with no disk
activity then reboots.  Odd that just removing a package would cause
the kernel to fault.


Is it possible the install CD is corrupt?  I didn't verify written data
when I burned it. Tried using a USB stick first but didn't work.  Just
tried copying the image file directly to the USB stick but got an error
that BIOS couldn't find the boot loader.


Can I use a live CD to manually uninstall or delete that package?


If so, which live CD is best and where do I find it?





You can try mounting the file-system manually via the command-prompt,
then "chroot" into the system and try to remove that package.

Another thing to check is see that actual kernel panic though. Try
this, start the upgrade, then hit "ctrl-alt-f1" and watch it. It should
panic and come up with some "press any key in 10 seconds to stop
reboot". Stop the reboot, and send over the actual panic info, maybe we
can figure out the issue :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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