FreeBSD 9.0 - GPT boot problems?
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Sun Apr 1 21:11:37 UTC 2012
On Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:26:03 +0100
Torfinn Ingolfsen <torfinn.ingolfsen at getmail.no> wrote:
> I just installed FreeBSD 9.0-release / amd64 on a new machine (Acer Aspire X1470).
> I installed from a usb memory stick (the default amd64 image), which I booted by pressing "F12" and selecting it from the boot menu on the machine.
> I installed on a SSD (which replaced the hard drive originally in the machine), using the default scheme for 9.0 (GPT).
> The installation was painless (many thanks to all who made it that way), but when I try to boot the machine from the SSD afterwards, I just get this message from the BIOS:
> "ERROR: No boot disk has been detected or the disk has failed."
> I tried selecting the SSD from the boot menu (via F12) instead (it shows up as "EFI: M4-CT128M4SSD2"), but got the same message.
> I upgraded the BIOS from version P01-A3 to version P01-A4 (the newest available), still no dice.
Just an update:
today I connected another disk to the machine (I used a sata-to-usb adapter, but I think that doesn't matter), this disk is MBR-partitioned,
and the machine boots from this with no problems using the boot menu (via F12).
root at kg-vm2# gpart show -p da1
=> 63 117210177 da1 MBR (55G)
63 29350692 da1s1 freebsd (14G)
29350755 29360079 da1s2 freebsd [active] (14G)
58710834 58499406 - free - (27G)
The non-working disk looks like this:
root at kg-vm2# gpart show -p ada0
=> 34 250069613 ada0 GPT (119G)
34 128 ada0p1 freebsd-boot (64k)
162 119537664 ada0p2 freebsd-ufs (57G)
119537826 8388608 ada0p3 freebsd-swap (4.0G)
127926434 121634816 ada0p4 freebsd-ufs (58G)
249561250 508397 - free - (248M)
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