Bug 222741 - bsdinstall: "Manual" disk partitioning error
Summary: bsdinstall: "Manual" disk partitioning error
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: CURRENT
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-10-02 18:17 UTC by mwlucas
Modified: 2020-07-27 07:30 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description mwlucas 2017-10-02 18:17:02 UTC
Booted 20170814 amd64 snapshot. Hit enter until I got to the Partitioning menu. 

Choose "Manual."

Note that the default partition type is freebsd-zfs. That's fine.

Choose "Finish."

"Your changes will now be written to disk" -yep, "commit."

Get the message: Error: No root partition was found. The root FreeBSD partition must have a mountpoint of '/'.

ZFS needs a root partition set? Seems fishy.
Comment 1 Duncan Bayne 2020-07-27 07:30:49 UTC
Same behaviour for me installing 12.1-RELEASE.  Note that if I *do* set a mountpoint, I receive a different error:

"Partitioning error

An installation step has been aborted.  Would you like to restart the installation or exit the installer?"