GEOM_GPT on i386?

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Sep 9 15:35:57 PDT 2004

On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 12:31:35AM +0200, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
> Am Freitag, 10. September 2004 00:28 schrieb Brooks Davis:
> > On Fri, Sep 10, 2004 at 12:17:07AM +0200, Harald Schmalzbauer wrote:
> > > Dear GEOM coders,
> > >
> > > I saw that some time ago GPT was enabled in GENERIC.
> > > Is it possible to create GPT labels on i386 and if so, how do I do that?
> > > The GPT man page tells about ia64 (only?)
> >
> > The gpt(8) command should work on any architecture it is installed on
> > (!sparc64).
> Thank you, but this doesn't neccessarily mean that I can use GPT to boot my 
> i386 5.3 box to get rid of the 8-label Limit, does it?
> Has anybody succesfully changed to GPT on i386 (by `gpt migrate /dev/ad0`)?

As far as I know, there is no boot support for GPT yet.  That's
something I would like to see, but it's not there yet.  Which feature(s)
of GPT do you need?

-- Brooks

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