On Tue, Oct 28, 2003 at 02:24:38PM +0100, Wout A. wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to install FreeBSD 4.9-RC4 on a amd k6/2 333mhz with a seagate
> 10gb hdd
> and 64M ram.
> When I partition my hdd and it 'should' start formatting the disk, I get
> these errors:
> "Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s1b: invalid arg"
> "Unable to make new root fs on /dev/ad0s1a!"
> "Couldn't make fs properly. Aborting"
> while i get this in my debug screen :
> ad0s1: cannot find label (disk label corrupted)
> DEBUG: Scanning disk ad0 for rootfs
> DEBUG: found rootdev at ad0s1a!
> DEBUG: found vardev at ad0s1e!
> DEBUG: found tmpdev at ad0s1f!
> DEBUG: found usrdev at ad0s1g!
> DEBUG: Scanning ad0 for swap partition
> DEBUG: Found swapdev at ad0s1b!
> ad0s4: slice extends beyond end of disk, truncating. ...
> ad0: cannot find label disk label corrupted)
> ad0s1: cannot find label disk label corrupted)
> DEBUG: Notify: Making a new root fs on /dev/ad0s1a
> DEBUG: Execute command 'newfs -b 16384 -f 2048 /dev/ad0s1a'
> ...
> newfs: /dev/ad0s1a invalid argument
> DEBUG: Command 'newfs -b 16384 -f 2048 /dev/ad0s1a' returned status of 1
> I get the same with FreeBSD 4.6-R and 4.8-R, but in OpenBSD 3.3 and FreeBSD
> 5.1 it
> works flawless... I don't understand, isn't there a way for me to install
> FreeBSD 4.x ???

Probely, but if 5.1 works for you flawless then don't bother
downgrading. You are forced to switch back in a half year anyway. The
five brange is very close to being called stable. Just be a bit carefull
with upgrading in the mean time.


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