[PC-BSD Testing] 9.0-RC3 install forgets to set active flag on new partition

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Dec 19 10:02:26 PST 2011

On 12/17/2011 13:52, Bruce Cran wrote:
> Hi,
> I used the PCBSD 9.0-RC3 installer to install FreeBSD onto a ZFS
> system using a blank disk. It seems the installer forgets to set the
> active flag, because after it created the following layout, rebooting
> just ended up with a flashing cursor:
> ada0   MBR (931G)
> -free- (976k)
> freebsd (150G)
> -free- (781G)
> ada0s1 BSD (150G)
> freebsd-ufs (1.0G)
> freebsd-swap (50G)
> freebsd-zfs (99G)
> -free- (2.5k)
> To fix it I used sysinstall to set the bootable flag on ada0s1.  Also,
> I wonder if having swap be 2x RAM still makes sense when RAM is so cheap?

Thanks for the heads up, fixed this for final :)

I'll also adjust it to not use so big of a swap, I have caps set for
PC-BSD but will make them apply to FreeBSD installs as well.

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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