#488 Bios stops working after formating disk

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Volker
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2012-10-28
2009-01-11
Matthias
No

After formating the disk in freenas with UFS GPT options the bios will not boot next time.

Deleting the partitions makes it bootable again.

Chipset is Nforce 4

See topic
https://apps.sourceforge.net/phpbb/freenas/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=676&p=3144#p3144

Discussion

  • Volker
    Volker
    2009-01-11

    Did you have tried to disable drive detection in BIOS? This is not needed because FreeBSD does not use the BIOS to recognize the disks.

    The problem is that it seems that your BIOS does not like EFI/GPT partitions. Did you have checked for a BIOS update?

    Regards
    Volker

     
  • Dan Merschi
    Dan Merschi
    2009-04-16

    This is a BIOS limitation, unrelated to FreeNAS.
    Upgrade your BIOS, change your motherboard or don't use GPT partitions.