On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 02:10:24PM -0400, Lisa Casey wrote: > Hi, > > I am attempting to install FreeBSD 5.3 (because that's the latest distro I > have CD's for) on a brand new system with a 80 G harddrive and 2 G RAM.
Since 5.3 is no supported anymore, I suggest that you download 6.2 images. > I boot from Disk 1 of the 5.3 disk set and choose to begin a standard > installation. Next is the fdisk utility to partition the drive. The first > thing I get is a message which states: > > WARNING: A geometry of 155061/16/63 for ad0 is incorrect. Using a more > likely geometry. If this geometry is incorrect or if you are unsure whether > or not it's correct, please consult the hardware guide in the documentation > submenu or use the (G)eometry command to change it now. I've ignored this every time I saw it without adverse results. > I can choose OK and get past this. I choose to devote the entire disk to > FreeBSD, and install the FreeBSD boot manager. Next I need to partition my > drive. The defaults won't do at all (this machine is to be a radius server > & mail server and the default size of /var is too small). I chose 2000M for > /, 4000M for swap (using 2 x RAM), 200M for /tmp, 20,000M for /usr and the > remainder for /var. 2000M for / is quite a lot. On my system, root gets 200M. It only uses about 90M currently. > Unable to find device node for /dev/ad0s1b in /dev. The creation of file > systems will be aborted. > > ad0s1b is my swap partition. I changed the size of swap to 2000M thinking > perhaps it was too large but I get the same error about unable to find > device node..... > > I've googled this but haven't found anything that helped me resolve this. > Any body on this list know what I need to do to get FreeBSD installed on > this drive? If it still fails the same way with 6.2, I'd submit a problem report. Roland -- R.F.Smith http://www.xs4all.nl/~rsmith/ [plain text _non-HTML_ PGP/GnuPG encrypted/signed email much appreciated] pgp: 1A2B 477F 9970 BA3C 2914 B7CE 1277 EFB0 C321 A725 (KeyID: C321A725)
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