Subject: Re: Bug in sysinst (1.6.1/i386 boot cd)
From: David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/26/2003 16:54:11
> After the inital questions of bootloader and geometry, sysinst
> asked me if I wanted to use the whole disk or only part of it. As
> the disk is already partitioned, I selected "Part". sysinst
> dutifully selected the right partition, tried to parse the FBSD
> disklabel and... segfaulted.
> I didn't expect it to reuse the label (which is incompatible, I
> guess), but instead of just throwing a core, it probably should
> just have zapped it.
Can you try with a (recent) snapshot of 'current' ?
(or can you send me a freebsd label?)
> So I used my rescue disk, zeroed the first few blocks of the
> partition using dd and restarted the installtion. Everything went
You could have (probably) have done that from the netbsd install CD
(could be more exciting if it doesn't have dd though!).
> Because of the utter obscurity, this probably should be fixed or
> at least mentioned in the install docs.
Should be fixed :-(
David Laight: email@example.com