DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-04
Re: Installing DragonFly
On Sat, 18 Apr 2009 09:00:21 +0100
Colin Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> 2009/4/18 Jordan Gordeev <email@example.com>:
> > Colin Adams wrote:
> >> I don't know if it is the same problem (it certainly sounds
> >> similar).
> >> This is not a laptop though. Nor is it an old machine (less than 3
> >> years old).
> >> Anyway, I have booted DragonFly from the live CD and logged in as
> >> root.
> >> But what device name do I use (I only have one disk)? Everything I
> >> guessed at, it says "device not configured".
> >> 2009/4/17 Michael Neumann <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > Try ad0 or sd0.
> > You should look at dmesg(8) output and see what devices the kernel
> > has recognised (and what names they got).
> I had already tried ad0.
> dmesg revealed that the disk hadn't been seen at all. Perhaps I
> plugged it in too late. Re-booting and re-plugging really early did
> the trick (it was ad0, which was where the live DVD installed
> DragonFly yesterday).
> so fdisk -C ad0 says (slightly abbreviated):
> cylinders=310101 heads=16 sectors/track=63 (1008 blks/cyl)
> Media sector size is 512 bytes.
> Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
> Information form DOS bootblock is:
> The data for partition 1 is:
> ssysid 165,(DragonFly/FreeBSD/NetBSD/386BSD)
> start 63, size 312581745 (152627 Meg), flag 80 (active)
> beg: cyl 0/ head 1/ sector 1;
> end: cyl 1023/ head 255/ sector 63
> partitions 2 3 and 4 <UNUSED>
> So where do I go from here?
Basically, follow those instructions below, replacing ad4 with ad0, and
"fdisk -B -I ad4" with "fdisk -B -I -C ad0". You simply have to by-pass
the installer, because it doesn't use the "-C" option in fdisk, which is
The instructions above are a bit outdated, but they should still work.
You can stop the instructions after "reboot".