GEOM label tasting of windows disk hangs on 8.1

Marius Nünnerich marius at
Wed Aug 11 18:02:38 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 14:11, Bengt Ahlgren <bengta at> wrote:
> Hi!
> When I was trying to install 8.1-REL from the dvd install media on a
> ThinkPad X40 that has the original Windows XP partitions on its disk,
> the geom label tasting seems to hang with the disk activity light on.
> I just submitted this PR:
> 7.3-REL works just fine.
> Is this a known issue?
> I assume that wiping the mbr will fix it, but I will defer that if
> additional debugging is needed.

Could you please send a hexdump of the first sector of that device?

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