GPT on amd64 and boot managers
avg at icyb.net.ua
Fri May 28 16:52:16 UTC 2010
on 28/05/2010 13:58 Alban Hertroys said the following:
> On 05/27/10 13:33, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> on 27/05/2010 13:55 Alban Hertroys said the following:
>>> I can boot FreeBSD just fine off GPT, but I have to select in the
>>> BIOS whether
>>> I want to boot FreeBSD or Windows (by means of changing the boot
>>> sequence). A
>>> working boot manager would be so much more convenient for that.
>> OTOH I have standard GPT installation (pmbr + gptzfsboot) and during
>> boot I am
>> presented with a choice which _hard disk_ to boot from. I didn't do
>> special for that. Not exactly a boot manager, but OK for me.
> I'd be quite happy to have something like that, do you have any idea
> what's doing that for you? I suspect it is your BIOS, as I don't get
> that choice and AFAIK I also have a standard GPT installation - I
> literally followed the examples in man gpart up to the point where
> freebsd-ufs partitions are added.
Looks like I was confused - this was on a system where ZFS was installed in a
slice and boot0 was used as MBR.
Sorry for misleading you.
I wonder if it's possible to cram both disk selection support and GPT support in
512 bytes by throwing out something...
Or perhaps add boot manager functions to gptboot, that sounds easier.
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