Subject: install/9505: sysinst fails to remount mounted filesystems
To: None <>
From: Charlie Root <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/29/2000 00:51:39
>Number:         9505
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst fails to remount mounted filesystems
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager (NetBSD system installation bug manager)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Feb 29 00:50:59 2000
>Originator:     Tim Rightnour
>Release:        COMDEX snap<NetBSD-current source date>
System: NetBSD polaris 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (POLARIS) #1: Fri Nov 6 07:41:34 MST 1998 root@:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/POLARIS i386

When attempting to fiddle with sysinst, I found that if you abort an
installation, and try to go back to the main menu, and pick "install
additional sets" the installer will attempt to fsck all the volumes again.
This leads to problems, because the failed install leaves the volumes
mounted, and then the installer blows up when mounting them again fails.
Fiddle around with the installer.. abor an install, and try to reinstall
the sets again.
Unmount filessytems before attempting to fsck and mount them.