Problems with partitioning during install

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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I have tried it both ways: UEFI only, and Legacy+UEFI exactly the same results. I will try again later today and ensure it is back to UEFI only.
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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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I made certain that UEFI was the only option for booting (even went under Advanced and made certain that Windows is UEFI only and not CSM). Same issue while trying to install with the Next button never becoming active (no difference choosing ZFS or UFS). I typed in: sysctl -n machdep.bootmethod and it returned: UEFI.

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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Hi JCPollman, sorry to hear you experience install problems. Glad that you strive to continue and provide vital feedback information.
There is a new latest ISO file http://download.us.ghostbsd.org/develop ... .08.20.iso to tryout and see if the problem is corrected. I see my test machine Thinkpad T530 is set for BIOS. I should change to UEFI, must be why I did not get to install rEFInd uefi boot code. Learned something from you, JCPollman. Thanks, Fred

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sysctl -n machdep.bootmethod
BIOS

can you provide more information? Like.Anything else you want to provide. Thanks for what you have shared previously

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uname -U
uname -K
uname -a
dmesg | tail -20
geom disk list
gpart show
gpart list
/u/h/will> uname -U
1201519
/u/h/will> uname -K
1201519
/u/h/will> uname -a
FreeBSD will-ghostbsd-pc 12.1-STABLE FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE GENERIC amd64

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gpart show
=> 40 488397088 da0 GPT (233G)
40 512 1 freebsd-boot (256K)
552 453791744 2 freebsd-zfs (216G)
453792296 34594816 3 freebsd-swap (16G)
488387112 10016 - free - (4.9M)

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gpart list
Geom name: da0
modified: false
state: OK
fwheads: 255
fwsectors: 63
last: 488397127
first: 40
entries: 128
scheme: GPT
Providers:
1. Name: da0p1
Mediasize: 262144 (256K)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r0w0e0
efimedia: HD(1,GPT,c5fa66dc-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x28,0x200)
rawuuid: c5fa66dc-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 83bd6b9d-7f41-11dc-be0b-001560b84f0f
label: (null)
length: 262144
offset: 20480
type: freebsd-boot
index: 1
end: 551
start: 40
2. Name: da0p2
Mediasize: 232341372928 (216G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r1w1e1
efimedia: HD(2,GPT,c7aaeef2-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x228,0x1b0c5000)
rawuuid: c7aaeef2-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 516e7cba-6ecf-11d6-8ff8-00022d09712b
label: (null)
length: 232341372928
offset: 282624
type: freebsd-zfs
index: 2
end: 453792295
start: 552
3. Name: da0p3
Mediasize: 17712545792 (16G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r1w1e1
efimedia: HD(3,GPT,c932f6f5-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x1b0c5228,0x20fe000)
rawuuid: c932f6f5-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 516e7cb5-6ecf-11d6-8ff8-00022d09712b
label: (null)
length: 17712545792
offset: 232341655552
type: freebsd-swap
index: 3
end: 488387111
start: 453792296
Consumers:
1. Name: da0
Mediasize: 250059350016 (233G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r2w2e4

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 geom disk list
Geom name: cd0
Providers:
1. Name: cd0
Mediasize: 0 (0B)
Sectorsize: 2048
Mode: r0w0e0
descr: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H
ident: (null)
rotationrate: unknown
fwsectors: 0
fwheads: 0

Geom name: da0
Providers:
1. Name: da0
Mediasize: 250059350016 (233G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r2w2e4
descr: SABRENT
lunname: SABRENT DB9876543214E
lunid: 3042987654321450
ident: DB9876543214E
rotationrate: unknown
fwsectors: 63
fwheads: 255

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dmesg | tail -20
VT: Replacing driver "vga" with new "fb".
start FB_INFO:
type=11 height=768 width=1366 depth=32
cmsize=16 size=4227072
pbase=0xe0061000 vbase=0xfffff800e0061000
name=drmn0 flags=0x0 stride=5504 bpp=32
cmap[0]=0 cmap[1]=7f0000 cmap[2]=7f00 cmap[3]=c4a000
end FB_INFO
drmn0: fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
wlan0: Ethernet address: 60:67:20:2b:83:ca
lo0: link state changed to UP
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, nat loadable, default to accept, logging disabled
pid 2936 (ck-remove-directory), jid 0, uid 164: exited on signal 5
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
wlan0: link state changed to UP
wlan0: link state changed to DOWN
iwn0: scan timeout
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
wlan0: link state changed to UP
My 2 cents:
I just ran GBI GhostBSD Installer and installed GhostBSD as a ZFS use the whole disk. I wanted to install rEFInd boot software, but the option was greyed out. So I stuck with the FreeBSD boot code option. JCPollman showed me how to know what BIOS Mode I was in. Like BIOS and not UEFI

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sysctl -n machdep.bootmethod
BIOS
Last edited by wb7odyfred on Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:07 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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Hi, sorry to hear you experience install problems. Glad that you strive to continue and provide vital feedback information.
There is a new latest ISO file http://download.us.ghostbsd.org/develop ... .08.20.iso to tryout and see if the problem is corrected.

can you provide more information? Like.Anything else you want to provide. Thanks for what you have shared previously

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uname -U
uname -K
uname -a
dmesg | tail -20
geom disk list
gpart show
gpart list
/u/h/will> uname -U
1201519
/u/h/will> uname -K
1201519
/u/h/will> uname -a
FreeBSD will-ghostbsd-pc 12.1-STABLE FreeBSD 12.1-STABLE GENERIC amd64

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gpart show
=> 40 488397088 da0 GPT (233G)
40 512 1 freebsd-boot (256K)
552 453791744 2 freebsd-zfs (216G)
453792296 34594816 3 freebsd-swap (16G)
488387112 10016 - free - (4.9M)

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gpart list
Geom name: da0
modified: false
state: OK
fwheads: 255
fwsectors: 63
last: 488397127
first: 40
entries: 128
scheme: GPT
Providers:
1. Name: da0p1
Mediasize: 262144 (256K)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r0w0e0
efimedia: HD(1,GPT,c5fa66dc-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x28,0x200)
rawuuid: c5fa66dc-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 83bd6b9d-7f41-11dc-be0b-001560b84f0f
label: (null)
length: 262144
offset: 20480
type: freebsd-boot
index: 1
end: 551
start: 40
2. Name: da0p2
Mediasize: 232341372928 (216G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r1w1e1
efimedia: HD(2,GPT,c7aaeef2-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x228,0x1b0c5000)
rawuuid: c7aaeef2-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 516e7cba-6ecf-11d6-8ff8-00022d09712b
label: (null)
length: 232341372928
offset: 282624
type: freebsd-zfs
index: 2
end: 453792295
start: 552
3. Name: da0p3
Mediasize: 17712545792 (16G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r1w1e1
efimedia: HD(3,GPT,c932f6f5-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1,0x1b0c5228,0x20fe000)
rawuuid: c932f6f5-e4f1-11ea-800b-3c970e14efc1
rawtype: 516e7cb5-6ecf-11d6-8ff8-00022d09712b
label: (null)
length: 17712545792
offset: 232341655552
type: freebsd-swap
index: 3
end: 488387111
start: 453792296
Consumers:
1. Name: da0
Mediasize: 250059350016 (233G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r2w2e4

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 geom disk list
Geom name: cd0
Providers:
1. Name: cd0
Mediasize: 0 (0B)
Sectorsize: 2048
Mode: r0w0e0
descr: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7740H
ident: (null)
rotationrate: unknown
fwsectors: 0
fwheads: 0

Geom name: da0
Providers:
1. Name: da0
Mediasize: 250059350016 (233G)
Sectorsize: 512
Stripesize: 4096
Stripeoffset: 0
Mode: r2w2e4
descr: SABRENT
lunname: SABRENT DB9876543214E
lunid: 3042987654321450
ident: DB9876543214E
rotationrate: unknown
fwsectors: 63
fwheads: 255

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dmesg | tail -20
VT: Replacing driver "vga" with new "fb".
start FB_INFO:
type=11 height=768 width=1366 depth=32
cmsize=16 size=4227072
pbase=0xe0061000 vbase=0xfffff800e0061000
name=drmn0 flags=0x0 stride=5504 bpp=32
cmap[0]=0 cmap[1]=7f0000 cmap[2]=7f00 cmap[3]=c4a000
end FB_INFO
drmn0: fb0: inteldrmfb frame buffer device
wlan0: Ethernet address: 60:67:20:2b:83:ca
lo0: link state changed to UP
ipfw2 (+ipv6) initialized, divert loadable, nat loadable, default to accept, logging disabled
pid 2936 (ck-remove-directory), jid 0, uid 164: exited on signal 5
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
wlan0: link state changed to UP
wlan0: link state changed to DOWN
iwn0: scan timeout
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
iwn0: iwn_read_firmware: ucode rev=0x12a80601
wlan0: link state changed to UP
My 2 cents:
I just ran GBI GhostBSD Installer and installed GhostBSD as a ZFS use the whole disk. I wanted to install rEFInd boot software, but the option was greyed out. So I stuck with the FreeBSD boot code option. At least we have the create a Boot Environment "BE" option before upgrading software.
Hope your install completes and your GhostBSD operation is smooth.

Fred

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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@jcpollman Last week I made a new build with some fix, for the next button not sure if it will help your cases, but wort to try. https://www.ghostbsd.org/download#latest_builds

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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I tried both the "regular" and the XFCE. Same issue
JC

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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Guckux Eric

I just tried with the release Version - same problem.
My Thinkpad W520 has a 500GB SSHD, partitioned with GPT, booting UEFI only.
First partition is APFS, second I want to try customizing...
I used your latest build, same for me.
Than, I thin, try it - and select partitioning AUTO - this works! But not with the first try, there it tells me, not enough space... if trying to create the 2GB swap after creating zroot - ZFS partition.
Next time, I spend 2GB less for creation of zroot and this works, at this time, the installer says: "Installation complete".
I didn't try with the release version the partitioning option "AUTO"...

Just for your info - perhaps it helps?

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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booted up the 1 Sep dev iso from a usb drive today. Started gbi in a console and got:
ghostbsd@livecd ~> gbi
rm: /tmp/.pc-sysinstall: Operation not permitted
rm: /tmp/.pc-sysinstall: Operation not permitted
rm: /tmp/.pc-sysinstall: Operation not permitted
rm: /tmp/.pc-sysinstall: Operation not permitted
rm: /tmp/.pc-sysinstall: Operation not permitted
/usr/local/lib/gbi/backend-query/disk-part.sh: cannot create /tmp/disk-ada0: Permission denied
/usr/local/lib/gbi/backend-query/disk-part.sh: cannot create /tmp/disk-da2: Permission denied
/usr/local/lib/gbi/backend-query/disk-part.sh: cannot create /tmp/disk-nvd0: Permission denied

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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sudo gbi

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Re: Problems with partitioning during install

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Whoops - sun was in my eyes :-)

Anyway, this time there was no output from gbi in the terminal.

I attached my dmesg in case there is something in it that could shed light on this.

Again, many thanks for your time and consideration
JC
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