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Re: 6.1.4-i386 Installation problem

*Problem Resolved*

I found a [forum thread][1] suggesting that this issue might be the
result of GUID Partition Table (GPT) on the disk.


I found [SystemRescueCd][2] and followed this [Wiping Out Old GPT
Data][3] directions.


I used this method:

# gdisk /dev/sda

But it would have probably been simpler to avoid the menus and use:

# sgdisk --zap-all /dev/sda

After zapping the GUID partition table info from the disk, I shut down
the machine, inserted the NetBSD installation disk, powered-up and the
installation went as expected.

On 09/06/2014 01:41 PM, Adam Jensen wrote:
> 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.
> [dmesg][]
> 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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