Re: -RC2 needs BootMngr to control certail partition layout
From: Emanuel Strobl (Emanuel.Strobl_at_gmx.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Mon, 1 Nov 2004 17:33:45 +0100
Am Montag, 1. November 2004 17:09 schrieb Patrick Tracanelli:
> I've noted a courious behaviour w/ standard boot code. I've just
> installed, as usual, a "real life" testing enviroment, the partition
> layout is disposed this way:
> /dev/ad0s1b none
> /dev/ad0s2b none
> /dev/ad0s1a /
> /dev/ad0s1d /tmp
> /dev/ad0s1e /usr
> /dev/ad0s2d /usr/home
> /dev/ad0s1f /var
> /dev/ad0s1g /var/qmail
> /dev/ad0s2e /usr/local/vpopmail
> If I install the standard boot code via sysinstall the first reboot
> after installation does not boot the system. It shows up a "invalid
> partition table" message and stops.
This is a known bug in sysinstall, you're creating two slices with id 165
(FreeBSD) and sysinstall wrongly sets both active.
Just use fdisk -u from the command line and if it asks you weather you want to
change the active partition, say yes and type 1, then write the new table.
> Have reinstalled the standard boot after the reinstallation via CDROM
> (Custom, Partitions, (S)et the 2 primary partition Active and (W)rite
> information do disk. If I once again install the standard boot, the
> behaviour repeats on the next boot, "invalid partition table". But with
> Boot Manager even seting only the first primary partition active,
> everything works fine after pressing F1 on BootMngr.
> So, this layout needs BootMngr, even the system being a single-boot one.
> Any output would help?
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