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Old 10-22-2003, 11:39 AM   #1
gmalleus
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FreeBSD invalid partition table error


I have been trying to set up Free BSD 5.1 for a few days now. I always get through the install but I get an "Invalid Partition Table" error on reboot. People have told me that the FreeBSD fdisk utility is not good with large hard drive sizes over 1024 cylinders. I also tried using fdisk off a gentoo install CD because I knew that one worked, but FreeBSD seems to make changes to it. How can I fix this error. I set my partitions up in the following way:

/dev/ad0 - 20 Gigs
-----------------------
/dev/ad0s1 - 500 Mb - /tmp
/dev/ad0s2 - 1 Gig - /var
/dev/ad0s3 - 5 Gigs - /usr/local
/dev/ad0s4 - 13.5 Gigs - /home

/dev/ad1 - 6.5 Gigs
-------------------------
/dev/ad1s1 - 50 Mb - /boot
/dev/ad1s2 - 1 Gig - swap
/dev/ad1s3 - 2 Gigs - /
/dev/ad1s4 - 3.5 Gigs - /usr

All partitions are set as primary partitions.


Any help appreciated
~Greg

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Old 10-22-2003, 01:52 PM   #2
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What boot options do you choose when the pc starts up? F1 or F5?
 
Old 10-22-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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what boot options F1 or F5?

After install it just comes up with "Invalid Partition Table" and stops.

When Installing, I choose Boot FreeBSD which brings me to the install program



~Greg

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Old 10-22-2003, 11:55 PM   #4
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Shouldn't the boot partition be on the first hdd on the first IDE controller?
 
Old 10-23-2003, 12:58 AM   #5
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Yeah, stupid me. I went to my local LUG meeting tonight and we figured that was the problem. Its up and running now.

Thanks for the help,
Greg
 
  


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