[OpenIndiana-discuss] OI hangs early in boot when drives are connected
michaelsprivate at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 11:43:34 UTC 2010
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 11:59, Tom Fanning <ml at tomfanning.eu> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 19, 2010 at 5:15 AM, Albert Lee <trisk at opensolaris.org> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Tom Fanning <ml at tomfanning.eu> wrote:
>>> Hi all
>>> oi-dev-147-text-x86.usb hangs at the start of the boot at "All rights
>>> reserved. Use is subject to license terms" when my SATA drives (4x
>>> 1TB) are plugged in.
>>> If I unplug the drives, the machine boots.
>>> Where do I start with this one? My hardware is an Atom D510 on a
>>> Gigabyte GA-D510UD board.
>>> Drives are known good and contain an exported zpool (from FreeBSD)
>>> which I intend to import and upgrade.
>> I suspect your pool's constituent devices have no GPT (EFI label) as
>> required by Solaris/OpenIndiana ZFS, as FreeBSD does not enforce this
>> requirement when creating pools. The failure mode is rather odd,
> Hi Albert,
> Thanks for your reply.
> Can I safely add a GPT to these drives retrospectively?
as I understand GPT, you can't - it's the description of how the disk
is partitioned ("divvied up"), and is quite different from the
traditional "MBR"-style partition table. changing this type will lose
all data on the disk.
regards/mit freundlichen Grüssen
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