DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 installation failures

Matthew Dillon dillon at backplane.com
Fri Jan 31 17:26:02 PST 2020

Hmm.  We changed from hardwiring /dev/da8 to the part-by-label
specification to try to avoid situations where the disk configuration
didn't match a basic setup.  if the kernel boot is recognizing and
attaching the usb stick then it should work.   Perhaps the problem is that
it is having problems recognizing the USB port the stick is plugged into.
You could try plugging it into different ports.

I would definitely stick with the .img (usb image) files, and AHCI mode.  A
normal dd without special options usually works for copying (I usually do
bs=32k to improve copy performance).  It might also be worth trying to
install the latest master image rather than the release image.

If it recognizes the drive but is having problems with the uuid labeling,
you can mount the usb image on another dfly box (usually something like
mount /dev/da8s2a /mnt) and mess around with /mnt/boot/loader.conf and
/mnt/etc/fstab, then umount and try booting with that image.

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