GPT as default?

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Apr 20 20:37:16 UTC 2007

Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <f0am4t$mmk$1 at>, Ivan Voras writes:
>> Currently, the 
>> FreeBSD default is classic BSD partitions on top of MSDOS partitions, 
>> and there are a couple of inconvenient things about this arrangement:
> The BSD partitioning should be discontinued as fast and firmly
> as possible.  By all means go GPT.

An i386/amd64 bootloader needs to be written that can understand GPT.
My understanding is that the ia64 EFI/GPT loader has very few reusable


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