a new hard-drive in a 2y/o laptop

Chris Brennan xaero at xaerolimit.net
Tue Jan 4 22:04:20 UTC 2011

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 3:56 AM, Ian Smith <smithi at nimnet.asn.au> wrote:

> On Mon, 3 Jan 2011 16:31:17 -0500, Chris Brennan wrote:
> [.. trimming ccs, selectively quoting and de-gmailing a bit ..]

Trimmings! Oh nevermind. I don't know what possessed me to  go and look
at the debug window. But I do and I see the following.

GEOM: ad4: the primary GPT table is corrupt or invalid.
GEOM: ad4: using the secondary instead -- recovery strongly advised.

This is even after zero the beginning and the end of the drive ....
Something is hinky!

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