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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 11:26:14 +1030 (CST)
From:      Michael Smith <msmith@atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
To:        DGY@hillae.com (Yankura David)
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: More info on install problem
Message-ID:  <199601020056.LAA02566@genesis.atrad.adelaide.edu.au>
In-Reply-To: <E23FE3300130B7D1@hillae.com> from "Yankura David" at Dec 29, 95 11:48:08 am

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Yankura David stands accused of saying:
> This process creates a freebsd partition @ offset 57, size 
> 485298, named sd1s1 w/flag "C"
> 
> I then execute option "W" to save these changes.

Please, follow the release notes.  Read the online help.
Pay particular attention to this paragraph :

NOTE:  The (W)rite option is HIGHLY DANGEROUS and should NOT BE USED if
you're installing a new system!  It's only for use in resurrecting
or changing an existing system, and will cause unpredictable things to
happen if you use it in any other circumstances.  Don't do it!  Wait
for the final commit dialog if you're express/novice installing, or
use the "Commit" menu item if you're custom installing, and do it there.  

If you are installing from CDROM, please also not the paragraph headed
"o Custom Installation" on page vi of the booklet; an excrpt from which 
reads :

"In particular, the (W)rite options in the fidsk and label screens 
_will_not_work_ for a new installation!..."

>  If I continue on with the installation I get the error that I 
> have reported before during the creation of /bin:
> 
> on the console session: "panic: bad dir"
> 
> and on the 2nd screen: "/mnt: bad dir ino 157 at offset 677: 
> mangled entry"

This may or may not be related to the problem above.

> dgy@hillae.com

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