installation of 12.1R and 11.3R fails

D'Arcy Cain darcy at
Sat May 23 09:01:17 UTC 2020

On 2020-05-23 00:43, Donald Wilde wrote:
> I will try using MBR instead of GPT, as you suggest. I did that once
> the first time and no joy. Other than that and using the USB instead
> of DVD, the only other delta in your procedure is zeroing the disk and
> ensuring that all settings in BIOS are set to default.

This is exactly what I found when going from Linux to FreeBSD.  Just run
dd(1) with input file /dev/zero on the raw disk before starting your
installation.  You have to completely wipe out the Linux boot blocks.

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