DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2008-07
Re: DragonFly cannot detect existing FreeBSD partitions during install and cannot detect SanDisk USB flash drive during install
:I have a notebook PC with existing FreeBSD disk partitions of 6.2 and
:5.5 releases and then to install DragonFly 2.0 for multiple OS
:booting. Before I begin installing DragonFly, I already created a
:slice for it using FreeBSD-6.2 installer and I assume the same slice
:type of 165 that DragonFly is using but somehow it failed to detect
:existing FreeBSD partitions. So, what I did next is to try installing
:DragonFly on my 1GB SanDisk USB flash drive but somehow it failed to
:detect the device during installation. Although I know this USB
:drive's driver is supported by DragonFly as I've have tried plugging
:it on another PC with DragonFly.
:da0 at umass-sim0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
:da0: <SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 3.21> Removable Direct Access SCSI-2 device
:da0: Serial Number \^_
:da0: 1.000MB/s transfers
:da0: 973MB (1994385 512 byte sectors: 64H 32S/T 973C)
If the installer isn't seeing the usb device it could be that
booting from the live CD or equivalent isn't loading all the necessary
modules. You'd have to play with it manually from a root prompt.
Try kldload'ing the ehci driver maybe.
Maybe we could figure out what is going on from the dmesg output
on the laptop after booting the DFly live-cd?