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.

Steve
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