Bug 253496 - /usr/libexec/bsdinstall/auto active workaround
Summary: /usr/libexec/bsdinstall/auto active workaround
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: bin (show other bugs)
Version: 12.2-RELEASE
Hardware: amd64 Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-bugs (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-02-14 07:37 UTC by corvid
Modified: 2021-02-14 07:41 UTC (History)
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Description corvid 2021-02-14 07:37:56 UTC
I was having a look in that file, saw that there was a workaround for the Latitude E7440, and thought whatever it needed was bound to be necessary on my E6440 as well. And maybe it was that partition error message that I get at boot.

This led me to bug #194359 , which sure sounds like it. So I gave the offered "gpart set -a active [disk]" a try, and it worked! No more "Invalid partition table!" at boot. Which also leads to a documentation question of: If there's anything in gpart(8) about setting active on an entire drive and not just an MBR partition, I don't see it. So is it meant to be somewhat secret/undocumented, as it's only for certain screwy systems?