FreeBSD 8 GPT install, how?

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at
Thu Dec 3 01:18:25 UTC 2009

On Thu, 3 Dec 2009, Steven Hartland wrote:
> Looking at the release notes it seems FreeBSD 8 now supports booting
> from a GPT formatted partition but going through the installer it
> seems, please correct me if I'm wrong, that its still no possible to
> actually install using a standard disk1 to a clean machine with a
> large disk?
> I've found a number things articles on how to achieve this on
> previous versions, but they are all quite complex and was hoping
> there was a nice easy way on 8.0 given the improvements listed in the
> release notes.

Unfortunately not, although work is in progress on teaching sysinstall 
about gpart.

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