[ -current CC dropped ] On Mon, 9 Nov 2009, O. Hartmann wrote: > I try to install a fresh new FreeBSD 8.0-RC2 (from snapshot-DVD) on a > barndnew harddrive. As far as I recall partitioning a disk is now > done via gpart and the limitation of having only 8 (-2) partitions > from a through h except b and c is now obsoleted. When dropping into > the installation process, I realised that the 8 partition boundary is > still present. > Is there a howto (I searched the wiki and lists without success)? I > read a lot about how to install FreeBSD on op of a complete ZFS > infrastructure, but key issue seems to be a hands-on partitioning of > the target haddrive via the fixit procedure.
sysinstall does not [yet] do GPT partitions, I believe someone is working on patches but I have no idea what state they are in. Also, I didn't think that bsdlabel was limited to 8 partitions, however I'm not certain. BTW gpart does many partition types not just MBR and GPT. -- Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from." -- Andrew Tanenbaum GPG Fingerprint - 5596 B766 97C0 0E94 4347 295E E593 DC20 7B3F CE8C
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