9.0-BETA1 installer glithcies (i386)
jhb at freebsd.org
Mon Aug 22 14:04:57 UTC 2011
On Sunday, August 21, 2011 4:42:44 pm Scot Hetzel wrote:
> 2011/8/21 Kevin Oberman <kob6558 at gmail.com>:
> > 2011/8/21 Lev Serebryakov <lev at freebsd.org>:
> >> Hello, Nathan.
> >> You wrote 21 августа 2011 г., 20:53:22:
> >>> GPT is bootable on all x86 systems, with either EFI or BIOS, and is now
> >> Ok, I was not sure here.
> > The Wikipedia article on GUID Partition Table states that Windows only supports
> > GPT boot when the system is a EFI system and is 64-bit Windows, Vista or newer.
> > Windows-32 will not boot from a GPT disk.
> > I know Wikipedia is not always right, but it matches my limited experience.
> > https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table
> Since this is the FreeBSD list, we are talking about booting FreeBSD
> from GPT partitioned disks. FreeBSD supports booting from both
> PC/BIOS and EFI Systems.
> If you want to dual boot between FreeBSD and Windows, then you will
> need a MBR Partitioned disk.
Err, FreeBSD only supports booting from EFI on ia64 unless someone added
missing bits to the x86 efi loader recently and I missed it.
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