On Wednesday 29 October 2008 11:52:19 am Franck Royer wrote:
> John Baldwin a écrit :
> > On Wednesday 29 October 2008 07:42:18 am Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> >   
> >> Franck Royer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >>
> >>     
> >>> Can I oblige pcbsd to look the gpt table instead of the msdos one ? How
> >>> can I access to my fifth partition ?
> >>>       
> >> John Baldwin (jhb) has been working on GPT support, but it's still
> >> reported to be a work in progress. It works as far as recognizing
> >> disks over 16TB.  It also gets picked up by the geom framework.  I'm
> >> not sure about booting, although there are tantalizing hints in the
> >> manual pages.
> >>     
> >
> > GPT booting works just fine on 6.x and later.  Using the gpt(8) utility 
you 
> > basically do:
> >
> > # gpt create foo0
> > # gpt boot foo0
> >
> > The second command creates a special boot partition in /dev/foo0p1.  You 
can 
> > then add partitions:
> >
> > # gpt add -t ufs <other params like size if needed> foo0
> > # newfs /dev/foo0p2
> >
> > gpart(8) in HEAD works similarly.  The one thing lacking is that 
> > sysinstall/libdisk doesn't handle GPT, so there isn't a nice way to do it 
> > during installation.
> >
> >   
> Ok thank you. But actually, it's not what I'm looking for.
> 
> I use freebsd on a macbook. On this macbook, I already have a gpt,
> refit, mac os x and some linux partitions. The problem is freebsd, which
> doesn't recognize partitions after the fourth one (but my gentoo linux
> see them).
> 
> Then, I suppose freebsd use the mbr partition table (synchronized from
> the gpt one using refit) to populate the /dev, but partitions after the
> fourth, which are those I want to use, are only indexed in the gpt.
> 
> Finally, I want to force freebsd to use the gpt on my hard drive to
> allow it to see others partitions.
> 
> I don't want to destroy my actual gpt, maybe one day, but no right now.
> 
> Tell me if my english is too bad to be understood.
> 
> I just want to precise that I use pcvbsd 7.0, so the kernel
> configuration might be different than the freebsd generic one.

What device entries do you see in /dev?

-- 
John Baldwin
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