ericbsd wrote:HOw did you set up your partition?
I am getting the same error with both the gnome2 version and lxde version.
I have tried to do auto partition, as well as one partition with the following labels /, swap, /var, /etc, /tmp, /usr
and tried to make partitions using the previously listed mount points as the partition/label/mount point. All tries at installing have ended with this EXITERROR. The log file merely states the same error the gui gives. There is no additional information in the error log. Any help is much appreciated. I'd like to try out your os.
EDIT: Okay, I tried it again (gnome2 usb version) and this time it went through. This time I used custom partition, and left it alone as one big partition (which I really don't like... only did it to see if I could install it at all) and did not create any labels or mount points. The other thing I did was checked the BSD boot loader option. After the install went finished, I got several errors saying that such and such failed to mount the single partition. After I rebooted, the OS did not boot up. I'm staring at a blinking cursor.
Also, some how when I ran the previous install attempts (even though those install attempts failed), it screwed up my mbr and I could not boot the previous system (freebsd) on there. Just a friendly suggestion, but it's kind of frustrating that an installer would change anything on the mbr if it can't install the software afterward. Can't there be some level of protection such that the mbr will not get changed if the OS isn't able to install itself? I guess its not that big of a deal and probably most of the time easily fixable, but a novice would probably think they had broken their computer even though they had yet to believe that anything had changed on their computer.
I would still like to know why I can't partition and label like I usually do with BSD systems. I don't like one big partition with /, swap, /var, /tmp, and /usr all on it. If at all possible I would like some guidance to see exactly how you would go about making those partitions and then labeling and giving them the appropriate mount point on those partitions.