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Old 06-25-2007, 06:10 AM
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I had to reinstall my Vista and PC-BSD OS's due to something I needed to fix. My Vista install worked fine (not that anyone cares about MS) and that is how I set up my partitions. I did not format the partition which I planned to install BSD on, which is the same thing that I did when I installed before and it worked.

Now, when I install BSD I always get a Failed Install error that tells me to try booting in safe mode and installing again. Safe mode doesnt work either.

I've seen above the install progress bar where the text tells you what its doing too fast for anyone to really read all of it; what I can make of it is "failed to create /usr/...." and behind that it says it "can't create /usr/..." where ... is what I cant remember.

Anyone have any ideas? I got all of the previous issues I had taken care of and my computer all put back together and I was really looking forward to getting back into BSD.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:16 AM
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use fdisk to delete and recreate PC-BSD partition.
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Old 06-25-2007, 05:35 PM
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I did an fdisk before posting and I had the same errors.

When you say recreate the partition though, do you mean format the partition to a certain file system to install BSD on it?
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Just create the partition, don`t use the FS formatting, then install PC-BSD
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Old 06-25-2007, 08:07 PM
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Ok, I'll give that a shot.

I could have sworn that I partitioned it before though.
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Default Re: Failed Install
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My Vista install...
Vista is a f&*%&*&ng amazing OS. I have a customer who legitimately installed Vista and XP on a single disk with two partitions. A small registry editing to winxp caused vista to request reactivation!

Try to delete the PCBSD partition from within Vista (right clik Computer/Manage/Disk Management) and try again. you can also repair the vista bootloader by booting with the vista cdrom and selecting something like "repair on first boot". It should be an option under "Install now".
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If the hardware is not supported, two roads, first for hardware, system-for-1.
You say that was the main server, not the hardware to.
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