FreeBSD 8 GPT install, how?

Scot Hetzel swhetzel at
Thu Dec 3 09:03:31 UTC 2009

On 12/2/09, Steven Hartland <killing at> 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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