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Date:      Mon, 25 May 2020 11:09:46 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        dwilde1@gmail.com
Cc:        David Christensen <dpchrist@holgerdanske.com>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: installation of 12.1R and 11.3R fails
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On Sun, 24 May 2020 16:48:33 -0700, Donald Wilde wrote:
> I had to remain with the MBR-based system. GPT just flat-out did not
> work for me but I have got a working system and successfully updated
> it to 12-STABLE.

This is a strange observation, but still possible. Modern
systems should work with GPT just fine. For example, I have
a Lenovo laptop, probably 10+ years old, where I have a
FreeBSD 12 installation using GPT for partitioning. This
has been done using the "bsdinstall" installer.

Sometimes a specific combination of

	{ GPT | MBR | dedicated } x { BIOS | UEFI }

can cause problems. It _should_ not, though.

Please also see this excellent overview:

http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/disksetup.html



> I did have a glitch that led to a recursive stack crash, though,
> forcing a reinstall. Updating the Handbook required me to build both
> graphviz and vala, but neither of them would work without already
> having a graphviz and vala on the system. Install with 'pkg install'
> worked.

It would be very strange if there was a "cyclic dependency"
for those ports... however, using "pkg install" solves most
problems with ports. :-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...



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