misc/129762: Sysinstall doesn't seem to support GPT for EFI boards
Isaac Levy (.ike)
isaac at diversaform.com
Fri Dec 19 06:50:02 PST 2008
>Synopsis: Sysinstall doesn't seem to support GPT for EFI boards
>Arrival-Date: Fri Dec 19 14:50:01 UTC 2008
>Originator: Isaac (.ike) Levy
The sysinstall program does not seem to properly support GPT for EFI boards (over MBR/Bios). Freebsd loader in sysinstall for 7.0 doesn't seem to support booting off GPT partition.
This will become a common issue when commodity disks grow over 2TB, (MBR handoffs will likely become less common).
Try to install FreeBSD on an EFI board, and get sysinstall to boot off the GPT partition.
Patch/Hack good ol' sysinstall. Run through Pawel's ZFS boot notes to see if his boot/install hacking to sysinstall have been fruitful.
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