Bug 141652 - [install] 8.0 install fails from USB memstick because /dev/da0s1b is missing
Summary: [install] 8.0 install fails from USB memstick because /dev/da0s1b is missing
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs mailing list
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Reported: 2009-12-15 20:00 UTC by Tim Howe
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:34 UTC (History)
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Description Tim Howe 2009-12-15 20:00:12 UTC
When attempting an install from a USB stick, when it comes time to build the file systems and copy packages, an error saying the device node /dev/da0s1b (the swap partition, it would seem) is missing.
Comment 1 Gavin Atkinson freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2009-12-15 21:58:23 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->feedback

To submitter: are you trying to install over a previous install 
of FreeBSD, and if so, was that install done using the 
"dangerously dedicated" option originally?  If so, please see 
PR bin/140900. 

If that is not the case, can you give a little more detail about 
exactly how you have got to this point?  Quite a few people have 
used the memstick image with success, so it'd be useful to try to 
determine what you are doing differently.  For example, are you 
adding a swap partition while setting up the disk partitions, or 
not? 


Comment 2 Gavin Atkinson freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2009-12-15 21:58:23 UTC
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Comment 3 Tim Howe 2009-12-16 01:05:11 UTC
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 22:01:53 GMT
gavin@FreeBSD.org wrote:

> Synopsis: 8.0 install fails from USB memstick because /dev/da0s1b is missing
> 
> State-Changed-From-To: open->feedback
> State-Changed-By: gavin
> State-Changed-When: Tue Dec 15 21:58:23 UTC 2009
> State-Changed-Why: 
> To submitter: are you trying to install over a previous install
> of FreeBSD, and if so, was that install done using the
> "dangerously dedicated" option originally?  If so, please see
> PR bin/140900.

	I don't think so.  I do not know about that option.

> If that is not the case, can you give a little more detail about
> exactly how you have got to this point?  Quite a few people have
> used the memstick image with success, so it'd be useful to try to
> determine what you are doing differently.  For example, are you
> adding a swap partition while setting up the disk partitions, or
> not?

	This is a fresh install to a 1.5TB drive (Raid 6).  I tried with a USB
CDROM, but it couldn't see the drive was there after boot.  I tried with FTP
install, but then it failed to resolve the FTP host (I commented on another PR
that seems to already have this issue in it).  So then I set up an all new
partition setup with a USB drive, but it failed in the described fashion.

	I created a swap partition (always make it the first partition),
also /, /tmp, /var, /usr, and /home.  This is pretty typical of my setups, but
I don't think I have ever done one on a drive this big.  I also noticed when I
dropped to a fixit shell that it doesn't appear to see the partitions as the
right sizes.  Is >1TB a problem?

--TimH
Comment 4 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 07:58:23 UTC
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