Howto setup multiboot with GPT?

John Baldwin jhb at
Mon Aug 17 14:11:50 UTC 2009

On Friday 14 August 2009 5:07:49 pm Andrey V. Elsukov wrote:
> Hi,
> I have installed 8.0-BETA2 amd64 on ZFS root with GPT. I made addition partition and
> made new ZFS pool, builded and installed i386 world and kernel to this pool. 
> So, is there some way to select from which partition i want to boot?

Not currently unless you hardcode a specific partition in /boot.config.  (You
may need a patch from jhay@ to fix the parsing of that file though.)  I
believe someone (can't recall who) has some changes in a p4 branch to extend
gptboot to support a fancier interface with a menu of possible partitions,

John Baldwin

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