On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Pedro Giffuni <p...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> FWIW, I use a very old PC of the type where the processor will not be fixed
> by Intel and that still needs support for the traditional BIOS. I also
> bought a 3TB HD (they were easier to find that 2T).
> If I leave the disk dedicated to FreeBSD it recognizes the complete 3TB and
> will happily use ZFS for everything, however I want to dual boot so after
> lots of testing I ended up ignoring 1 TB of HD :(.
> It does happen that there is a really nice boot loader that could have saved
> the day but it is very difficult to install standalone:
> Just in case someone has the time and inclination to play with it :)
Is the issue due to using MBR partitioning? FreeBSD supports booting
from a GPT partition from a traditional BIOS; you don't need EFI. Is
this machine so old that its BIOS doesn't support booting from GPT?
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