On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM, Genre Roger <genre.ro...@orange.fr> wrote:
> Hi, > > When I refer to gpart(8) manpage (9.1 release, updated jan 25,2013), I > find the description of partition types a bit confusing. > > Considering the case of a MoBo with "old way" Bios (non UEFI), the only > scheme allowed to get a bootable system is MBR. (Note that after booting, > your OS is able to manage gpt-scheme on different providers.) > You can boot off GPT partitions using the PMBR bootcode (gpart -b /boot/pmbr ada0) on just about any system. I was booting my P4 running FreeBSD 8.something off a GPT-partitioned USB stick for over a year (maybe 2?) before converting it to PC-BSD 9.1 booting off a ZFS dual-mirror pool (also using GPT partitioned disks). Can't speak to the rest of your post. I only use gpart for GPT partitioned disks, and use fdisk/bsdlabel for non-GPT partitioned disks. -- Freddie Cash fjwc...@gmail.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"