Machines don’t need to be old to have issues. I have a two year old asus am3+ 
board that cant boot from gpt without secure boot enabled and is hard coded for 
Microsoft keys 

Lucas Holt

> On Apr 11, 2018, at 12:04 PM, Ryan Stone <> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 11:14 AM, Pedro Giffuni <> wrote:
>> Hi;
>> 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 :)
>> Pedro.
> 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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