IDE disk installation error: bad magic
This is the error I'm getting when installing pfSense (latest stable version) onto an IDE hard disk:
/usr/bin/boot0cfg -B -s 1 /dev/ad6
FAILED with return code of 1.
/dev/ad6: bad magic
EDIT: by the way, latest 2.0 snapshot installs fine on identical hardware…
Did that IDE disk have anything on it previously? It may need a complete zero wipe to be sure nothing left on it is causing an issue. Or try some of the other suggestions here: