FreeBSD 8 GPT install, how?
swhetzel at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 09:03:31 UTC 2009
On 12/2/09, Steven Hartland <killing at multiplay.co.uk> 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.
> Any pointers?
If you have a look at the Root On ZFS tutorial, it shows how to create
a GPT formated system from the Fixit environment:
Note: In step 4 it is using the size in sectors, but you can also use
4G instead of 8388608.
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