Install Problems on ASUS P9X79 GPT
Thomas D. Dean
tomdean at speakeasy.org
Mon Dec 5 08:00:37 UTC 2011
I have an ASUS P9X79 motherboard, i7-3939K, 16G Ram, 2x WD5000AAKX 500G
SATA III Disks, USB wireless mouse and keyboard, etc.
I have been fooling with this for two days and not making a lot of
progress. Lots of google time and seemingly random installs...
The BIOS is UEFI and wants a GPT disk. I have the latest BIOS.
I have windows 7 on the 2nd disk, for some reason it could not be
installed to the first disk - strange.
I tried FreeBSD 9.0 (RC2) and could not get past the partition editor.
After a few key strokes, BSDInstall stopped responding.
I did manage to get Ubuntu to install and dual boot with windows,
although on the first disk. I missed the selection of disk, etc., if
What I want is
Disk Size Part OS
1 100G 1,2 Windows 7 (for warranty issues)
1 50G 3,4 Some version of linux (porting code to FreeBSD)
1 350G 5,6,7,etc. FreeBSD 8.2 (daily use)
I plan to manually install FreeBSD 8.2. Use gpart to create the
n / 2G
n+1 swap 32G
n+2 /var 2G
n+3 /tmp 2G
n+4 /usr 310G+
Mount the partitions down from /mnt and manually install all the parts
of 8.2 RELEASE from the DVD.
The second disk will be used for backup and data. I may track -current
If I can get ubuntu to install on partitions 3 and 4, then update-grub
should find all the OS's and boot should work.
What am I missing?
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