installation of 12.1R and 11.3R fails

Donald Wilde dwilde1 at
Sat May 23 15:06:15 UTC 2020

The MBR boot after wiping the disk was successful. YAY, Beasties! TYVM
for all the advice. :D

Taking your thought to heart, D'Arcy, I'm going to try again with GPT
now that Linux is gone, gone, gone! :D

On 5/23/20, D'Arcy Cain <darcy at> wrote:
> 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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