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RE: install/47513: HP DC5850 can't install - can't write MBR
The following reply was made to PR install/47513; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Jeffrey Bromberger" <jeffrey%tram.com@localhost>
To: <gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost>, <install-manager%NetBSD.org@localhost>,
Subject: RE: install/47513: HP DC5850 can't install - can't write MBR
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:51:31 -0500
> Unless there is a driver bug this sounds like failing hardware
I doubt this. I swapped in three disks, and managed to install 64-bit
Windows 7 on all of them, just to prove to myself that this isn't =
hardware. Did this with a 500Gb disk, a 120Gb disk, and a 1Tb disk. =
are "found" by the system, but the seek gets me nowhere.
> If not, you could try to go to the shell from the utility menu and =
do something like:
> which will try to wipe the whole disk, and may trigger reallocation of =
I will try this, but I have that sinking feeling nevertheless...
> I would also recommend to switch the bios to AHCI mode.
I will do this again and try the dd command...
Jeffrey L. Bromberger
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