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
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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.

Fix: 

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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