[nycbug-talk] freebsd and gpt

Miles Nordin carton at Ivy.NET
Thu Dec 18 20:32:55 EST 2008

>>>>> "il" == Isaac Levy <ike at lesmuug.org> writes:

    il> EFI uses GPT, BIOS uses a MBR.

yeah solaris has the same problem and cannot boot off GPT-labeled
disks (on i386 or sparc).

though I wouldn't be surprised if Linux found some way to make it

There was one report of nVidia RAID BIOS that would hang at startup if
exposed to a GPT label (solaris people tend to call them ``EFI
labels'' because some of their format tools use that stupid name):

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