[nycbug-talk] freebsd and gpt

Isaac Levy ike at lesmuug.org
Thu Dec 18 20:09:46 EST 2008

On Dec 18, 2008, at 6:46 PM, Alex Pilosov wrote:

> *stab* *stab*

*Watch it- you stabbed me in the shins Alex.*

> Freebsd sysinstall doesn't support GPT? Freebsd loader in 7.0 doesn't
> support booting off GPT partition?
> How the *(@#(*@(*#&*#$ are you supposed to use disks that are >2TB in
> size?!
> I know the answer: try to install it as MBR partitioning, hotwire it  
> into
> GPT partitioning scheme, hopefully not breaking MBR-based loader, and
> cross your fingers.

EFI uses GPT, BIOS uses a MBR.  GPT is somewhat new man... introduced  
with ia64, (I could be wrong here, but it's still relatively new)?

> die freebsd die already.
> -alex

And happy holidays to you too Alex!


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