Subject: Re: sysinst failing with invisible error message
To: None <>
From: Todd Whitesel <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/21/2000 04:05:02
> Sysinst is failing (1.4P) at the "please enter a name for your disk
> ...[mydisk]" prompt.  It looks like it's saying "Couldn't open ...disktab...",
> but I can't read it, because it gets erased instantly; after this, you're just
> back to a root prompt.  Any suggestions?

The memory disk root is being mounted read-only.

Temp fix: exit from sysinst, ``mount /dev/md0 /'', re-run sysinst.

This was caught by everyone who tried out the 19991223 snapshots.

Todd Whitesel
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