GPT as default?

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Sat Apr 21 07:39:41 UTC 2007

Marcel Moolenaar <xcllnt at> writes:
> On Apr 20, 2007, at 10:15 AM, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> > Currently, it is not even possible to list the GPT, let alone create
> > new partitions, if one of the partitions is open.  GPT can not be the
> > default partitioning scheme until this is addressed.
> You can list with the -r option. You cannot create unless you allow
> foot-shooting in GEOM (i.e. set kern.geom.debugflags=16). The latter
> a known side-effect of GEOM and has nothing to do with GPT itself.

No, it is a known side effect of geom_gpt's poor design.  Compare with
geom_bsd, for instance.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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