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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 16:06:26 -0500
From:      "Claude Fournier" <cw.fournier@sympatico.ca>
To:        "Francisco" <francisco@natserv.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Installation failure with version 4.9
Message-ID:  <004401c3ce4f$aa23d880$6501a8c0@jasperc14zzn69>
References:  <200312291818.hBTII6U6026495@mail1.acecape.com> <002701c3ce42$adb883e0$6501a8c0@jasperc14zzn69> <20031229151651.Q10568@zoraida.natserv.net>

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Thank you all for the support
I tried multiple partitions with no avail.
For example:
ad0s1a (/) 128 MB
ad0s1b (swap) 432 MB
ad0s1e (/var) 256 MB
ad0s1f (/tmp) 256 MB
ad0s1g (/usr) 5077 MB
I tried another route and just install with success redhat 7.1, this is
LINUX, not my favorite.
It is running OK.
Retried FreeBSD and same messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s1b invalid argument (device not configure)
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
(3) Couldn't make filesystems properly

In the BIOS the hard disk is configured as having 13328 cylinders x 15 heads
x 63 sectors as per specifications from Western Digital.  I tried using
these parameters.  Did not work.
After installing REDHAT, the parameters used were 784 cylinders x 255 heads
x 63 sectors.  I left those settings to re-install FreeBSD, did not work.

The partition looks like this
OFFSET**SIZE(ST)*END*****NAME*PTYPE*DESC*SUBTYPE*FLAGS*
0********63*******62********-******6***UNUSED**0********-****
63*****12594897*12594959**ad0s1****3***FREEBSD*165******CA=*
It appear that the installation is not capable of formatting the hard disk
properly...
Anyway I am loading release 4.8 and will try with this older version
instead.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Francisco" <francisco@natserv.net>
To: "Claude Fournier" <cw.fournier@sympatico.ca>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Installation failure with version 4.9


> On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Claude Fournier wrote:
>
> > No, unfortunately I did not try a smaller root slice.
> > I was following advise from Greg Lehey "The Complete FreeBSD" published
by
> > O'Reilly who suggested to part with custom practice.  I tried the
suggested
> > Auto slice without success
>
> As somene else suggested on the list there are reasons why some people
> recommend multiple partitions. It's almost a religious argument..
>
> If Auto slice did not work then you have other problems. Did you get a
> warning or error when doing the space allocation? For example an error
> about geometry?
>
> You left the list out in your reply.. feel free to CC the list again so
> others can also comment.
>



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