i had the same / a similar problem installing suse 7.1 on my pc164.
i had freebsd installed, whis is used to an bsd disklabel :)
i tried to overwrite the label with a new dos label, but didn't worked.
i did an low level formating of the whole disk and after that i had an new
(and running) dos label ... i guess now making a new freebsd disklabel
should work ...
> > Hmm, weird, seems like something went wrong with rereading the
> > partition table. A reboot would have helped there probably...
> I will trye an reinstall and an reboot after partitioning
> DInet aka Henrik Ericsson
> He whom dispays misc. madness