[Trac-bugs] [PC-BSD Trac] #662: Installation fail (i386 usb bootonly 9.0)

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Mon Oct 1 04:12:42 PDT 2012

#662: Installation fail (i386 usb bootonly 9.0)
 Reporter:  radoslav.tm    |      Owner:  kris
     Type:  System Defect  |     Status:  new
 Priority:  minor          |  Milestone:
Component:  Installer      |    Version:  9.0-RELEASE
 Keywords:                 |

 I decided to share my experience with installing 9.0 from x86 usb bootonly
 image. At the end I was able to manage, but that is after several hours
 w/o sleep, gallon of beer and bag of junk food. So:

 Test station is laptop Acer 5920g with RAM & Videocard upgrade.

 1. I booted from USB stick and each time I had to wait 10-15 minutes for
 that (dunno why).
 2. Ran the installer until the choice between whether from CD/DVD or
 Internet must be made. You choose Internet.
 3. The Internet connection cannot be found so the focus moves
 automatically to the manual selection of server and path. Say you put for
 server "mirrors.ics.org" and for path "/pub/pcbsd/9.0/i386". That path is
 not working in fact but that is a separate case (maybe in the handbook
 there is an example for working one?).
 4. Now the real problem. You press finnish, so that the installation
 begins and - it stops. It says that: ''ifconfig inet bge0'' is NOT working
 and really, the ''inet'' paramater shouldn't be there.

 Anyway, I solved it in the following way:
 1. Reach again the CD/DVD vs. Internet choice.
 2. In xterm, I mount the USB, get from there my custom ifconfig replacer.
 I don't say that it is smart:

 #! /bin/sh
 if test "inet" = "$1" -o "inet6" = "$1"; then
   NEXT="$2 $1 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9"
   NEXT="$1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9"
 `ifconfig_real $NEXT`

 3. I set my IP, netmask & route IP.
 4. The installer nows finds that it can connect to internet, so I don't
 need to manually type URL.
 5. Before the finnish procedure I unmount my USB, and remove the netmask
 and route IP. I '''leave''' the card IP though, as the installer does not
 set it.
 6. Voila, I had my PCBSD. Thanks.

 Hope that this can be useful info for you though.

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