Came with Vista, upgraded to Win7 over a year ago.
Three days ago loaded FreeBSD 8.1 (boot only iso) and all worked really well. Managed to get wireless going but had trouble getting xorg to configure correctly. Decided (probably a mistake here) to install PC-BSD, which I have played with in the past (when it was first announced). Again after playing with that install decided to go back to FreeBSD.
Standard install, disk slice editor, select A, use entire disk...great...moving to fdisk portion...add my partitions /, /var /data and a swap. Recieved the message"
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Unable to find device node for /dev/ad6s1b in /dev! The creation of filesystems will be aborted.
Now, what gives? I previously installed FreeBSD from this exact same ISO and had no problem. What sort of kluge did PC-BSD (I know, not the right forum, just ranting a little here ;-) place on my file system?
Proceeding on, I Installed Windows 7 back onto the laptop without any problem however, when I boot FreeBSD again, I see the same file system layout as what was there with PC-BSD-even though it was erased and reformatted with the Win 7 install.
I need to delete all slice/partition information so I can re-install FreeBSD. Thoughts, ideas?
Thanks in advance!