returning to 8.2 from 9.0

Fbsd8 fbsd8 at
Sat Sep 10 20:16:51 UTC 2011

Johan Hendriks wrote:
> Fbsd8 schreef:
>> Have test pc. Been running 8.2 just fine. Installed 9.0 from cd and 
>> after playing around tried to reinstall 8.2. Got error about GTP table 
>> while trying to setup the HD. Used 8.0 livecd to
>> "dd if=/del/zero of=/dev/ad0 count=5 to wipe the start of the HD clean.
>> Now 8.2 install issues this msg
>> GEOM: ad0: the primary GPT table is corrupt or invalid.
>> How do I fix the HD so 8.2 will install?
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> maybe this little script helps you.
> It helped me in several situations.
> If that does not do the job, you could try dban disknuke that will wipe 
> the disk completely
> regards,
> Johan Hendriks

diskinfo da0

says Device not configured

I all ready did  "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 count=2 to wipe the front 
of the disk.

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