On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 12:07:22PM -0700, Peter Grehan wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> > I'm trying to install FreeBSD 8.4 in bhyve, but running into some issues.
> > Sysinstall doesn't seem to like the disk. In the partition editor, I get:
> > Disk name: vtbd1 FDISK Partition
> > Editor
> > DISK Geometry: 0 cyls/0 heads/0 sectors = 0 sectors (0MB)
> > Offset Size(ST) End Name PType Desc Subtype
> > Flags
> > 0 209715200 209715199 - 12 unused 0
> > Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
> The bhyve virtio-block backend doesn't report c/h/s geometry, which is
> required by the 8.4 installer. You can work around this by using the 'G'
> command to enter a fake geometry that will give the size of the device.
> > This is using the 8.4 Release disc1 iso on
> > 11-CURRENT r264056. I'm using virtio-blk for both the cd and hd. Should
> > this be
> > working?
> Not cleanly :( I have an 8.4/i386 disk image so I managed to get
> through it at one point: can't remember what the workarounds were
> though. Think I did a network install with the minimal ISO.
Thanks! Setting the geometry allowed me to partition and then after configuring
the networking I was able to install via passive ftp.
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