Problem Setting Up Used Hard Drive With a New Volume in FreeNAS
During the initial deployment of the DMZ NAS I came across an error during the creation of a new volume.
The error stated:
Error: Unable to GPT format the disk "ada0"
The previous operating system used was Ubuntu on an
ext4 filesystem, which used the MRB partitioning mechanism. A few forum suggested zeroing the disk and starting over that way, and I did just that. I opened a shell from the web interface and zeroed the disk:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/ada0
The process took about 5 hours to complete, however when it finished the Volume Manager created the new volume without any problems