RE: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Sounds like you are trying to customize the slices during the
install process and you are getting it wrong. Use the A option to
auto config the slices for you with an default slice config that
works and you should be all right from there. You sound like newbe
who needs to get an base install completed and some experience under
your belt before you start customizing the install process.

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Fournier
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 12:32 PM
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Subject: Installation failure with version 4.9

After many attempts, I am giving up.
Brand new motherboard with AMD DURON, 128 MB of DDR memory with
Western Digital hard disk 64AA.
Following instructions, the farther I could get is with the
following messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s/b, device not configure or invalid
argument
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD with one
slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg, and the
rest for /home.
Shall I try with another release?
Regards
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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Francisco Reyes
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:31:40 -0500, Claude Fournier wrote:

I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD
with one slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg,
 and the rest for /home. Shall I try with another release?


Did you try with a smaller root slice?
If you trying from CD it will not take you long.

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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Jerry McAllister
 
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:31:40 -0500, Claude Fournier wrote:
 
 I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD
 with one slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg,
  and the rest for /home. Shall I try with another release?

I would definitely put more stuff (like maybe /usr and /var) in 
something other than root for reasons down the road.  But there 
shouldn't be any technical reason that those numbers won't work
and if there is room for that on the disk.

jerry

 
 Did you try with a smaller root slice?
 If you trying from CD it will not take you long.
 
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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Claude Fournier
Thank you all for the support
I tried multiple partitions with no avail.
For example:
ad0s1a (/) 128 MB
ad0s1b (swap) 432 MB
ad0s1e (/var) 256 MB
ad0s1f (/tmp) 256 MB
ad0s1g (/usr) 5077 MB
I tried another route and just install with success redhat 7.1, this is
LINUX, not my favorite.
It is running OK.
Retried FreeBSD and same messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s1b invalid argument (device not configure)
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
(3) Couldn't make filesystems properly

In the BIOS the hard disk is configured as having 13328 cylinders x 15 heads
x 63 sectors as per specifications from Western Digital.  I tried using
these parameters.  Did not work.
After installing REDHAT, the parameters used were 784 cylinders x 255 heads
x 63 sectors.  I left those settings to re-install FreeBSD, did not work.

The partition looks like this
OFFSET**SIZE(ST)*END*NAME*PTYPE*DESC*SUBTYPE*FLAGS*
063***62-**6***UNUSED**0-
63*12594897*12594959**ad0s13***FREEBSD*165**CA=*
It appear that the installation is not capable of formatting the hard disk
properly...
Anyway I am loading release 4.8 and will try with this older version
instead.

- Original Message - 
From: Francisco [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Claude Fournier [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Installation failure with version 4.9


 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Claude Fournier wrote:

  No, unfortunately I did not try a smaller root slice.
  I was following advise from Greg Lehey The Complete FreeBSD published
by
  O'Reilly who suggested to part with custom practice.  I tried the
suggested
  Auto slice without success

 As somene else suggested on the list there are reasons why some people
 recommend multiple partitions. It's almost a religious argument..

 If Auto slice did not work then you have other problems. Did you get a
 warning or error when doing the space allocation? For example an error
 about geometry?

 You left the list out in your reply.. feel free to CC the list again so
 others can also comment.


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