Bug 191748 - Installing FreeBSD-10-STABLE pmbr makes disk unbootable
Summary: Installing FreeBSD-10-STABLE pmbr makes disk unbootable
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 10.0-STABLE
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Many People
Assignee: Mark Linimon
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Keywords:
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Blocks:
 
Reported: 2014-07-08 20:29 UTC by berend
Modified: 2018-08-12 15:14 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description berend 2014-07-08 20:29:48 UTC
I had a perfectly booting system. When trying to resolve some problem getting another disk to boot, by doing "boot0cfg ada0", my system did no longer boot.

I tried to fix this by doing:

	gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr ada0

but that did not work.

I finally installed the pmbr from FreeBSD 9.1 and that gave me a booting system again.

More people have reported problems booting with FreeBSD 10, and they seem very similar to what I have here: https://forums.freebsd.org/viewtopic.php?t=46014

Environment:
System: FreeBSD bmach.nederware.nl 10.0-STABLE FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE #29 r268266: Sat Jul 5 10:51:50 NZST 2014 root@bmach.nederware.nl:/usr/obj/usr/src/10-STABLE/sys/BMACH amd64

How-To-Repeat:
See description.

Fix:
Install FreeBSD 9.1. pmbr.
Comment 1 berend 2014-07-08 22:46:22 UTC
Disk partition:

# gpart show ada0
=>       34  312581741  ada0  GPT  (149G)
         34        128     1  freebsd-boot  (64K)
        162   33554432     2  freebsd-swap  (16G)
   33554594  279027181     3  freebsd-zfs  (133G)


Disk info:

ada0 at ata2 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <ST3160815A 3.AAD> ATA-7 device
ada0: Serial Number 9RA87APK
ada0: 100.000MB/s transfers (UDMA5, PIO 8192bytes)
ada0: 152627MB (312581808 512 byte sectors: 16H 63S/T 16383C)
ada0: Previously was known as ad4
ada0 at ata2 bus 0 scbus0 target 0 lun 0
ada0: <ST3160815A 3.AAD> ATA-7 device
ada0: Serial Number 9RA87APK
ada0: 100.000MB/s transfers (UDMA5, PIO 8192bytes)
ada0: 152627MB (312581808 512 byte sectors: 16H 63S/T 16383C)
ada0: Previously was known as ad4


Hardware is from 2004 or earlier:

Motherboard: INTEL DP965LT
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 4400  @ 2.00GHz (1998.04-MHz K8-class CPU)


PS: had the same problem with another disk, (the one I tried to fix), so it's not the disk.
Comment 2 Colin Percival freebsd_committer 2014-10-14 23:03:12 UTC
Can you try reinstalling the 10.0 boot code and then running 'gpart set -a active ada0'?  I'm wondering if this is the same the same issue as bug #194359 which I just reported...
Comment 3 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2018-08-12 15:14:51 UTC
Is this PR still relevant?