Installation fail (i386 usb bootonly 9.0)
|Reported by:||radoslav.tm||Owned by:||kris|
I decided to share my experience with installing 9.0 from x86 usb bootonly image. At the end I was able to manage, but that is after several hours w/o sleep, gallon of beer and bag of junk food. So:
Test station is laptop Acer 5920g with RAM & Videocard upgrade.
- I booted from USB stick and each time I had to wait 10-15 minutes for that (dunno why).
- Ran the installer until the choice between whether from CD/DVD or Internet must be made. You choose Internet.
- The Internet connection cannot be found so the focus moves automatically to the manual selection of server and path. Say you put for server "mirrors.ics.org" and for path "/pub/pcbsd/9.0/i386". That path is not working in fact but that is a separate case (maybe in the handbook there is an example for working one?).
- Now the real problem. You press finnish, so that the installation begins and - it stops. It says that: ifconfig inet bge0 is NOT working and really, the inet paramater shouldn't be there.
Anyway, I solved it in the following way:
- Reach again the CD/DVD vs. Internet choice.
- In xterm, I mount the USB, get from there my custom ifconfig replacer. I don't say that it is smart:
#! /bin/sh if test "inet" = "$1" -o "inet6" = "$1"; then NEXT="$2 $1 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9" else NEXT="$1 $2 $3 $4 $5 $6 $7 $8 $9" fi `ifconfig_real $NEXT`
- I set my IP, netmask & route IP.
- The installer nows finds that it can connect to internet, so I don't need to manually type URL.
- Before the finnish procedure I unmount my USB, and remove the netmask and route IP. I leave the card IP though, as the installer does not set it.
- Voila, I had my PCBSD. Thanks.
Hope that this can be useful info for you though.