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Date:      Mon, 2 Jun 1997 20:58:32 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Font <font@Mcs.Net>
To:        Pat Noack <>
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: adding a new disk
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I've had the same problem with /stand/sysinstall from 2.1.5 on up
(currently at 2.2.2).  Currently, 2.2.2 reboots on me when sysinstall
writes out the disk label and begins newfs on the partitions in the
FreeBSD slice.  All devices in /dev seem fine.

Performing the actions manually as per the FAQ is somewhat more
successful, if more time-consuming.  I've had problem with this, too,

My current workaround is to bring the machine down, use the installation
boot floppy to boot up, partition, label, do a minimal install, then
reboot on the original drive, mount the partitions, remove the
installation and then fill them back up again.  A lot of trouble?  Yeah.
But it works, and takes less thinking than doing things manually.  While
I'm waiting for it, I can catch up on the mailing lists...

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On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, Pat Noack wrote:

> Date: Mon, 2 Jun 97 17:08:11 PDT
> From: Pat Noack <>
> To: questions@FreeBSD.ORG
> Subject: adding a new disk
> I've got a freebsd system that currently has one 1 GB scsi disk on it.
> This first disk is disk0.  I've installed a second 3GB scsi disk as 
> disk1.  I've used sysinstall to setup the new disk by partitioning it
> and then trying to label it.  I've tried this in about 12 different ways.
> Large partitions, small partitions, disks compatible with other operating
> systems, disk just for freebsd and all of them dump core when I try to 
> write the label.
> Are there any memory restrictions/limitations/recomenadations of how
> much memory I should have with this configuration.  Any thoughts or help
> on this setup would be appreciated.
> Pat

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