[PC-BSD Testing] Failure to recognize FreeBSD slice

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Wed Nov 30 08:13:41 PST 2011


On 11/30/2011 09:43, Miki Janosi wrote:
> RC2 installed without any error on my MacBookPro 7,1!
> Although the FreeBSD slice is not seen via holding down 
> the options key or in rEFIt, although both fdisk and gpt 
> see it. As you can see making slice 3 bootable from 
> fdisk failed to help:
>
> # fdisk /dev/disk0
> Disk: /dev/disk0        geometry: 38913/255/63 [625142448 sectors]
> Signature: 0xAA55
>          Starting       Ending
>  #: id  cyl  hd sec -  cyl  hd sec [     start -       size]
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>  1: EE    0   0   2 - 1023 255  63 [         1 -     409639] <Unknown ID>
>  2: AF 1023 255  63 - 1023 255  63 [    409640 -  544921856] HFS+        
> *3: A5 1023 255  63 - 1023 255  63 [ 545595392 -   79546368] FreeBSD     
>  4: 00    0   0   0 -    0   0   0 [         0 -          0] unused      
>
>
> # gpt -r show disk0
>       start       size  index  contents
>           0          1         MBR
>           1          1         Pri GPT header
>           2         32         Pri GPT table
>          34          6         
>          40     409600      1  GPT part - C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B
>      409640  544921856      2  GPT part - 48465300-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC
>   545331496     263896         
>   545595392   79546368      3  GPT part - 516E7CB4-6ECF-11D6-8FF8-00022D09712B
>   625141760        655         
>   625142415         32         Sec GPT table
>   625142447          1         Sec GPT header
>

What version of OSX did you make the bootcamp partition with? On mine if
I just follow the guide and create a windows MBR, it installs / boots
just fine with rEFIt and without.


-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
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