9.0-BETA1 installer glithcies (i386)

Nathan Whitehorn nwhitehorn at freebsd.org
Sun Aug 21 20:01:00 UTC 2011

On 08/21/11 14:41, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> 2011/8/21 Lev Serebryakov<lev at freebsd.org>:
>> Hello, Nathan.
>> You wrote 21 августа 2011 г., 20:53:22:
>>> GPT is bootable on all x86 systems, with either EFI or BIOS, and is now
>>    Ok, I was not sure here.
> The Wikipedia article on GUID Partition Table states that Windows only supports
> GPT boot when the system is a EFI system and is 64-bit Windows, Vista or newer.
> Windows-32 will not boot from a GPT disk.
> I know Wikipedia is not always right, but it matches my limited experience.
> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table

We do EFI boot differently from Windows, using a PMBR bootstrap. This 
means it will work even on a 386 (in principle: I don't really want to 
dig out my 386 to check).

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