Bug#610885: d-i fails to create a file system (squeeze kfreebsd amd64)
2011/2/14 ZeWaren / Erwan Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> I'm trying to install the latest debian on my DELL Latitude E4300.
> The version I'm trying to use is: debian-6.0.0-kfreebsd-amd64 using the DVD
> #1, but I had the same problem booting from the network (PXE).
> Everything works well until I try to partition the hard drive. I get a red
> screen with:
> Failed to create a file system.
> The ufs file system creation in partition #6 of ATA5 (ada4) failed.
> The disk is detected as:
> ATA5 (ad5) - 250.1 GB ST9250410ASG/004SDM1
> Switching to console #4 provides me the following information:
> update-dev: warning: unable to find udevadm; skipping
> partmam: mkfs.ufs: Cannot retrieve operator gid, using gid 0.
> partman: mkfs.ufs: /dev/ad4s6: could not find special device
> The problem is the same whether I use manual or guided partitioning.
This is a known bug, see:
A workaround is to disable use of any partition other than the
first one (primary), or switch to GPT.