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Date:      Fri, 8 Dec 1995 23:04:16 -0500 (EST)
From:      Barry Masterson <jbarrm@panix.com>
To:        Darin Lee <darinl@umich.edu>
Cc:        "'questions@freebsd.org'" <questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: 'UNABLE TO CREATE ROOT...'
Message-ID:  <Pine.SUN.3.91.951208225017.2135A-100000@panix.com>
In-Reply-To: <01BAC572.9D01E280@pm008-00.dialip.mich.net>

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On Fri, 8 Dec 1995, Darin Lee wrote

> In summary I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem installing
> from a DOS partition? Is it possible that the *.flp images need to be "raw" 
> copied onto my installation (source) hard dive? If so rawrite won't do it,

I've installed from my dos partition a few times, without any problems.
The only file thats needs to be 'rawrite3'ed is the 'boot.flp'. ( I have
a Quantum Fireball 1gig ide drive ). boot.flp goes on the floppy, 
everything else goes into the /freebsd/ directories.

> FREEBSD began installation but hung with an error of "cannot create the
> ROOT image" or something to that extent. I tried this several times and
> always would hang at this point. The message simply concluded "correct
> problem and retry."

Well, I know from past experience that root.flp must be in 
/freebsd/floppies/  on the dos partition.  I've got it installed, write
me if you have any questions.

Barry Masterson
jbarrm@panix.com

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