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Dragonfly installer beta

From: Michel Talon <talon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 16:23:33 +0200


i wanted to report a problem about the latest installer version
(i have also downloaded the 1.0RC and i will test is as thoroughly 
as possible). Well, i have tried it on vmware and encountered what i think is 
a problem :-)
If you dedicate all disk to dfly, all goes well. But i insisted to write
to a partition, and then hell ensues.
First vmware comes with a virtual disk without partition table. 
Half of the Linux distros choke on that: you need to exit the installer 
and run fdisk manually to write a partition table. Same thing with 
dragonfly. But there it is worse. Entering the installer anew 
(it took me some time to find it is called "installer" ) disklabel was 
then able to write the label on ad0s4.
But then newfs failed! This is because /dev/ad0s4a etc. don't exist. I
had to exit the installer once more and enter it again to complete the
installation :-)

Michel Talon

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