Install problems

Sascha Wildner saw at
Sun Jul 1 06:07:04 PDT 2012

On Sun, 01 Jul 2012 12:58:55 +0200, Jasse Jansson <jasse at>  

> Hi.
> I'm trying to install dfly on two different computers right now and it's  
> not going well.
> Case 1:
> A 6-7 years old laptop (ASUS A6Km) just got an "Fatal trap 12" after a  
> very long time exercising the cd drive.
> I think the install-o-meter was at 56% when it happened.
> The "fault code" says: supervisor write data, protection violation.
> I have a picture of the screen if anybody want it.

Yeah, please put up the picture.

> Case 2:
> I'm about to redo my server but the installer refuses to list my SSD  
> boot drive.
> Is this some sort of silent harassment of my 40G SSD for being too small  
> ???

No, the installer will offer any disks that are in the kern.disks sysctl  
(I think we filter out some stuff like /dev/fd* and so on but certainly  
not hard disks). Can you log in as root and do 'sysctl kern.disks'? If it  
doesn't show up there it's not an installer problem but rather that the  
disk hasn't been detected.

Can you also put up the /var/run/dmesg.boot of a verbose boot somewhere?


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