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Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:07 am

The installer is failing part way through (but not always at same point).


The log is giving a message that rsync is failing, then unmounting the install:

pc-sysinstall: Starting Extraction
EXITERROR: ERROR: Failed to copy (rsync) files
Running: swapoff /dev/ada0s1b
swapoff: /dev/ada0s1b: Invalid argument
Unmounting: /mnt
Running: umount -f /mnt
Unmounting DVD/USB media: /cdmnt-install
Running: umount -f /cdmnt-install

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by ericbsd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:06 am

Thanks,

I can't believe we still have that problem.

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:25 am

Yeah? As a new user, I can't either :)

I was concerned this might be HW related (as I've bought a new SSD and it is the first time I've tried one...)

Is there something I can do to get past this issue?

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by ericbsd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:40 am

Hard to say, I did not have this error for a long time, but I am starting to think that the problem is unionfs, we are using unionfs to have the whole live system writable, but for a lot of users, they can get to GUI and DE so I was able to reproduce that and it crashes. So Joe had a similar issue and when waited that pointer stop spinning and started the installer it was fine.

Other than that I have no idea since I am not on that machine.

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:01 am

I've tried multiple times and I've selected pretty much all the available options for the filesystem. UFS and variants, ZFS, 4k block.

Was thinking of blanking the drive with a utility like disckill and trying again.

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:08 pm

Regarding this - where people were seeing the failure during install, were they able to successfully install later, or just give up?

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by ericbsd » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:02 pm

Probably not! It is probably a system memory. Joe and me are working on making a new live system with better RW, and I will some make a change on the installer that should solve that problem. So until then, I doubt you will be able to install GhostBSD.

I am sorry about that.

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:18 am

Okay, I'll keep an eye open for the new, improved live system. Thanks!

EDIT - looks like folks have encountered issues in the past FreeBSD side - http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/ssd.html

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by ericbsd » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:26 am

I have been using an SSD for a while and I did not have any problem with it, but it worth to read it.

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Re: Failure during installer

Post by maxrussell » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 am

Can the SSD be setup as per that wonkity link via the live disc installer?

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