Installing DragonFly

Colin Adams colinpauladams at
Fri Apr 17 09:53:14 PDT 2009

Now I'm back home, i've tried out everyone's suggestions.

Bill's idea to remove the hard-disk from the boot-sequence made no
difference (I'm surprised - I thought that was just something obvious
that I had forgotten in my approaching senility).

The suggestion to only plug the hard-disk in after booting from the CD
works - and in fact I didn't bother to boot a linux live-CD - I just
went ahead (after deleteting the ttysv1 entry) and let the DragonFly
DVD format the hard disk - it seems to be working so far (it is
currently installing files).

2009/4/15 Simon 'corecode' Schubert <corecode at>:
> I bet this is the "set all bits to one on CHS overflow" thing in fdisk.  I'd
> really like to know how we are supposed to handle this (better).
> Colin, sorry for trashing your computer.  I think we are well aware of this
> issue, but we simply don't know exactly how to deal with it.  Could you
> maybe use window's fdisk to create a large partition on the drive and then
> report back how the partition table looks like?  In this case we could
> adjust our fdisk so that this won't happen again.
> thanks
>  simon
> Colin Adams wrote:
>> What appears to have happened is that in some way it has trashed my
>> disk-drive - I can still get the machine to boot from the live CD, but
>> only if I physically disconnect the hard-disk first.
>> 2009/4/8 Hasso Tepper <hasso at>:
>>> Colin Adams wrote:
>>>> Well, if that is the case the ISO should not be available for download
>>>> - there should be a fixed version.
>>> Well. It shouldn't be any way fatal, but in general I agree - we should
>>> release 2.2.1 ASAP, really.
>>> --
>>> Hasso Tepper

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