Got the same problem here. FreeBSD 6.4 was on ad0 and withBSDRich said:I've tried to install 7.2 and 8.0 and when I try to write the label by pressing "w" it pops up this message. What does it mean and what's going wrong?
It can, the problem is that sysinstall can't. One can install FreeBSD to a GPT disk, but it takes extra effort and some manual steps.BSDRich said:"Is/was your disk GPT partitioned?"
Mine may have been. It was a long time ago so I can't remember. Why, can't FreeBSD recognize and deal with GPT?
8.0RC1 is now on my computer. I first installed 7.2 RELEASEclzupp said:Creating an new slice does not work, see error message in subject.
The trick is to overwrite the very start and end of the partition, since GPT stores a backup table at the end too. That's why FreeBSD will still think the disk is partitioned using GPT if you just overwrite the first few sectors.What doesn't necessarily make much sens is why the GPT is so hard to blow away at times.
Unable to find device node for /dev/ad4s1b in /dev!
sudo fdisk -l
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=512