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Date:      Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:26:36 -0500
From:      William Gordon Rutherdale <will.rutherdale@utoronto.ca>
To:        Roland Smith <rsmith@xs4all.nl>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Cannot get ethernet off the ground
Message-ID:  <4973745C.3000002@utoronto.ca>
In-Reply-To: <20090112170739.GA14646@slackbox.xs4all.nl>
References:  <4968EDAF.40108@utoronto.ca>	<3a142e750901101153x66d0099dxa871dce07df32175@mail.gmail.com>	<49694724.6090705@utoronto.ca>	<20090111165235.GA62524@slackbox.xs4all.nl>	<496A7E0F.4060301@utoronto.ca>	<20090111234532.GA86733@slackbox.xs4all.nl>	<496A9800.40205@utoronto.ca> <20090112170739.GA14646@slackbox.xs4all.nl>

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Okay, I had a busy week but finally got back to this machine and made a 
fresh attempt at installing FreeBSD on it.

I followed your advice and made the whole hard drive into a gigantic 
partition mounted on /, except that I also created a 20GB swap partition.

Everything installed fine, including configuration of the ethernet adapter.

So now I'm in on the FreeBSD world.

Thanks for the help.

-Will

Roland Smith wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 08:08:16PM -0500, William Gordon Rutherdale wrote:
>   
>> I'm afraid it's gone from bad to worse.
>>
>> The 7.1 system may have recognised the ethernet adapter, but it seemed 
>> to fail writing to the hard drive.
>>
>> I got this during installation:
>>
>>                    Progress
>> Extracting GENERIC into /boot directory...
>>
>>                    Message
>> Write failure on transfer! (wrote -1 bytes of 1425408 bytes)
>>
>> /mtrt: write failed, filesystem is full.
>>
>> -------------
>>
>> I think I allocated decent size partitions for /, /var, swap, /tmp, 
>> /usr.  I made multiple attempts.  Kept getting errors.
>>     
>
> The 'filesystem is full' message might imply that the partition for root
> is too small. What were the filesystem sizes you chose? There should be
> an item in the main install menu to start a shell. If you take that
> option and use the 'df -h' command, you should see the sizes of the
> mounted partitions.
>
> What happens if you just make one giant partition?
>
> Roland
>   




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