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6.1.4-i386 Installation problem

I would like to tinker with NetBSD but I am having some problems getting
it to install on an old Dell Latitude CPi A366XT laptop. Both OpenBSD
and FreeBSD were successfully installed on this machine.


FreeBSD 10.0 is currently installed.

NetBSD installation reaches the "newfs" step and fails with the error:

Status: Command failed
Command: /sbin/newfs -V2 -O 2 -b 16384 -f 2048 /dev/rwd0a
Hit enter to continue
newfs: /dev/rwd0a: open for read: Device busy

I am following the directions at:

but there doesn't seem to be any variation of MBR partitioning and fdisk
slicing to get around this failure.

Any advice, words of wisdom, or insight into this part of the
installation process will be greatly appreciated!

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