DragonFly bugs List (threaded) for 2004-01
Re: I hosed up with vi
:Hi, all. Attempting to install from CD, I apparently
:hosed up doing the "disklabel -e" probably because
:of my inexperience with vi. The problem I created
:was a "disk full" error. (I have 80MB RAM on that
:computer.) I was not able to continue or quit from
:vi, and when I did ctrl-alt-del, there was a stream
:of "disk full" messages. I had to hit the power
:button to reboot. I realize I messed up, but I think
:the error handling is not doing what it should.
You should be able to boot with the CD. If the system
is not booting the CD when you reboot get into the BIOS
and change the boot try ordering so it tries the CD
before the HD.
Once you are able to boot from the CD again you should
be able to fix up the hard drive issues. There are a lot
of things that can result in a disk-full problem. When
you say you only have 80MB of RAM do you mean that you
only have 80MB of RAM or an 80MB hard disk? 80MB of ram
should not be a problem, but an 80MB hard disk would be a
We should probably include a sample disklabel on the CDRom.
Disklabels will accept sizes in megabytes, and '*' for
auto-calculation. So, for example, you could do this:
# size offset fstype [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
a: 256m 0 4.2BSD
b: 1024m * swap
c: (keep this number intact) 0 unused
d: 256m * 4.2BSD
e: 256m * 4.2BSD
f: 8192m * 4.2BSD
g: * * 4.2BSD
disklabel might get confused with so many wildcards. If
so, leave off the 'g' partition, save it, then run disklabel
again to set up the 'g' partition.
In this example I am assuming at least a 10G hard drive.