[PC-BSD Testing] ad0sx vs ad0px ???
kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Mar 22 08:04:14 PDT 2010
On 03/21/2010 13:38, Walt Pawley wrote:
> At 10:11 AM -0500 3/21/10, Arthur wrote:
>>> (much replicated verbiage removed)
>> I see Parted Magic 4.9 was just released. Maybe give that a shot?
> Did that. Did not try 4.7, which might even work. However, I
> have no trouble using gpt to generate a GPT partitioning of a
> drive. That really is not the problem I'm having. The problem
> revolves around the PC-BSD 8 installer which doesn't seem to
> like GPT. One might reasonably expect that given a whole drive
> with which to have its way and letting it partition as it
> chooses to do, it would simply work.
> I have a suspicion that it's related to recent fdisk behavior.
> During the drive setup, the installer dd's a bunch of zeros
> over the partition map area - but only the primary partition
> map. If the drive had a GPT partition map already, the
> secondary partition map would still be there. It's presence
> might be bollixing process.
> FWIW: I've switched gears, reinstalled PC-BSD 7 and am on my
> way to getting back to work I need to get done. But I did set
> up a USB drive to work on this on the side if anyone cares to
This does indeed sound like some weird GPT partition is failing to get
removed properly. Can you get the output of "gpart show" on that system?
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