Some notes on RootOnZFS article in wiki
des at des.no
Tue Dec 22 11:48:11 UTC 2009
"James R. Van Artsdalen" <james-freebsd-current at jrv.org> writes:
> Ollivier Robert <roberto at keltia.freenix.fr> writes:
> > On modern machines, system will boot from the GPT "freebsd-boot"
> > partition w/o having it active
> A correctly-written PC BIOS does not even look at (or for) a partition
> table of any sort when booting. That's been the case for a
> quarter-century. A system that does not boot without the active bit
> set is buggy, not new vs. old.
Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Some MBRs look for the active bit, some don't. It doesn't mean they're
buggy; it's a design decision. FWIW, ours does.
Some BIOSes *do* read the partition table; there was an issue some years
ago with ThinkPads that froze at boot if you installed FreeBSD on them
because they misidentified the FreeBSD partition as a suspend-to-disk
Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no
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