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Date:      Fri, 22 Jan 2010 19:34:48 -0700
From:      Tim Judd <>
To:        John <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions <>, Fbsd1 <>
Subject:   Re: "Invalid partition table" after installation (GOOD NEWS!)
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> OK - my current best theory is that if the Standard boot manager
> is faced with anything other than exactly 1 bootable slice (partition
> to it), it defaults to "Invalid partition table."  I'll bet anyone
> lunch that this is true.  Any takers?

I've read before:
  the standard bootloader looks for the first freebsd slice, and runs
it.  If there's no bsdlabel partition 'a' then it will have trouble

I haven't followed this thread in detail.

I briefly saw you had 3 slices defined, is by chance the first slice a
<non>system disk?

> I'll test my theory tonight and let you all know how it turns out.
> If this is true, then we should at least post some warnings, if not
> actually fix the installation process so that if you choose "Standard,"
> it helps ensure that you have one and only one bootable slice/partition!
> Whaddaya think?
> Well, better it happen to me than someone from another community who is
> trying us out for the first time...
> --
> John Lind
> john@starfire.MN.ORG
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