GEOM_GPT on i386?
h at schmalzbauer.de
Thu Sep 9 15:42:32 PDT 2004
Am Freitag, 10. September 2004 00:37 schrieb Brooks Davis:
> 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?
Hmm, can I make use of GPT without having boot support? Perhaps you have a
link handy which illustrates the GPT on disk and the BIOS interactivity. Is
it possible to have both, MBR and GPT? I can't imagine.
My particular problem is that I want to have every jail in it's own label, but
then I have to slice my disk (array), because I have roundabout 20 jails,
which makes it impossible to rearrange label-sizes.
> -- Brooks
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