Unable to install dragonfly on GPT drive

Jacob Adams tookmund at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 19:17:32 PST 2016

On 12/22/2015 01:34 PM, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> The installer can't handle gpt, but DragonFly itself should be able to.
> You would have to install it manually though and to reduce problems I would
> use either the linux gpt partitioner or the microsoft one to create the gpt
> partition for DFly.  Definitely non-trivial.

So I've had some time on my hands and I thought I would try this out.
I booted the installer, made a hammer filesystem on the spare partition
and mounted it at /mnt
I then created a usr/src directory there and cloned the dragonfly
I attempted buildworld but it failed as /usr/obj ran out of space. I
couldn't find a variable for changing that so I null mounted
/mnt/usr/obj there which seemed to work.
I then ran:
make -j4 buildworld
make -j4 buildkernel
make installworld DESTDIR=/mnt
make installkernel DESTDIR=/mnt

make upgrade failed with something about there being no group '6' (sorry
couldn't get the logs)
Chainloading with grub does not work as it errors with
"error: Invalid signature"

I'm not sure what to do next. Any ideas how I could get it booting?

Jacob Adams
GPG Key: AF6B 1C26 E2D0 A988 432B  94F4 24C0 2B85 B59F E5A9

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