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Old 19th June 2012
caravel caravel is offline
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Default GPT partition unbootable...

I attempted an install FreeBSD 9.0 last weekend. My hardware is pretty basic: Pentium 4 3.4GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 40GB PATA HDD. I managed to get completely installed, though during partitioning some errors appeared and I removed the partition table and went for the "automatic" option - stupidly I created a GUID partition table which my BIOS does not recognise. It all installed, rebooted - the result is a disk which seems to freeze the system when connected whether as a single drive, master or slave. Thus I can't even boot up to zero out the boot sector, etc.

My question is, is this normal (for a GPT disk to cause a complete freeze during post on an older system without EFI)?

I'm wondering because I'm not ruling out a failed HDD either, but can't test the disk in another system to see if it's faulty or not.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by caravel; 9th September 2013 at 10:30 AM. Reason: trying to mark as solved... nope, doesn't work...
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