Bug 175690 - FreeBSD 8.x/9.x fails to boot on HP Blade xw460c/BL460c G1 using MBR partition table
Summary: FreeBSD 8.x/9.x fails to boot on HP Blade xw460c/BL460c G1 using MBR partitio...
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 9.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-30 07:00 UTC by Sergey
Modified: 2017-12-31 22:29 UTC (History)
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Description Sergey 2013-01-30 07:00:00 UTC
I have in production HP c7000 Enclosure Blade System (with Hewlett Packard BL 460c G1 servers and xw460c workstations inside).

The issue is in that after-install (for 8.x the only supported by default partition table, for 9.x - the legacy, MBR one) boot failes.
The error, reported on console, is:

Attempting Boot From Hard Drive (C:)
Invalid partition table

Recommended installation type of 9.1 (uname -a attached), on GPT partition table, succeed.

Issue tested on 8.3-RELEASE (error with 8.1-RELEASE I don't remeber) and 9.1-RELEASE.
Installation of legacy versions (i.e. FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE) completely succeed.
Newer hardware (BL 460c G7) not tested yet.


Don't known.

Just use legacy (7.x) version of FreeBSD for MBR partition table or install current (9.1) version on GPT partition table.
How-To-Repeat: 1. Get issued hardware (HP BL 460c G1 server or xw460c workstation);
2. Install FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE;
3. Try to boot;
4. See quoted error;
5. Repeat test with FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE (using MBR partition table);
6. See similiar error.
Comment 1 Eitan Adler freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2017-12-31 08:00:48 UTC
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