sysistall bsdlabel failure with amd64 FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Tue Jul 13 17:01:37 UTC 2010

Hi stable@,
with amd64 FreeBSD-8.1-RC2-amd64-dvd1.iso
sysinstall failed to correctly repartition a previously partitioned disc.
fdisk however correctly wrote the new slices to the disk,
but sysinstall did not pick up the new slices, so we had to enter fixit
& overwrite beginning of disk with
	dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ad0 bs=1024 count=100
PS sysinstall saw /dev/ad0 & /dev/ad0a 

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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