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Bug#629921: debian-kfreebsd (i386) install fails in qemu (kvm), unable to partition hard disk

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: cd
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/weekly-builds/kfreebsd-i386/iso-cd/debian-testing-kfreebsd-i386-CD-1.iso
Date: 2011/06/09 11:28 AM CST

Machine: QEMU Virtual machine (KVM)
Memory: 128 (qemu default)
Partitions: none (empty disk)

Output of lspci -knn (or lspci -nn):

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Initial boot:           [OK]
Detect network card:    [OK]
Configure network:      [OK]
Detect CD:              [OK]
Load installer modules: [OK]
Detect hard drives:     [OK]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Install base system:    [ ]
Clock/timezone setup:   [ ]
User/password setup:    [ ]
Install tasks:          [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Overall install:        [ ]


Installer booted fine, was able to configure network/setup users,
etc., without a problem. When partitioning, I chose to partition with
the default layout, which then failed with the error:
'The ufs file system creation in partition #1 of ATA1 (ad0) failed.'

cat'ing /var/log/syslog says:
'partman: mkfs.ufs:
partman: /dev/ad0s1: could not find special device'

ls /dev/, however, shows:

I see a semi-related bug report:

which suggests disabling swap, but this did not help for me. I also
tried manually partitioning and making the swap partition a primary
rather than logical partition, but this too did not help.


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