GPT partition unbootable...
I attempted an install FreeBSD 9.0 last weekend. My hardware is pretty basic: Pentium 4 3.4GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 40GB PATA HDD. I managed to get completely installed, though during partitioning some errors appeared and I removed the partition table and went for the "automatic" option - stupidly I created a GUID partition table which my BIOS does not recognise. It all installed, rebooted - the result is a disk which seems to freeze the system when connected whether as a single drive, master or slave. Thus I can't even boot up to zero out the boot sector, etc.
My question is, is this normal (for a GPT disk to cause a complete freeze during post on an older system without EFI)?
I'm wondering because I'm not ruling out a failed HDD either, but can't test the disk in another system to see if it's faulty or not.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by caravel; 20th June 2012 at 07:58 PM.
Reason: 40GB not 80GB