Installing DragonFly

Colin Adams colinpauladams at
Fri Apr 17 12:32:57 PDT 2009

So linux fdisk says the following things about the disk:

/dev/sda1 Bootable Start 1 End 19382 Blocks 156290872+ Id a5 System FreeBSD

(I selected UFS rather than HAMMER when I installed DragonFly on it).

So everything looks fine, except I can't have it powered on at
Computer boot-time.

Perhaps I can install GRUB on a floppy, pointing it at /dev/sda1, and
plug the disk in whilst GRUB is being loaded. (This begs of
desperation - especially as I don't know what a GRUB definition for
DragonFly should look like).

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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