BSDInstall: merging to HEAD

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Thu Jan 20 22:16:11 UTC 2011

On Jan 20, 2011, at 1:37 PM, David Demelier wrote:
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> Why does the installer use GPT partition by default? Do you know that GPT is not supported on every (even modern) computer ?

Sure.  Legacy PC/BIOS platforms can work with a hybrid GPT which includes the legacy or "protective" MBR used by pre-EFI systems; FreeBSD 7 and later, recent Linux, MacOS X 10.4 and later should be able to boot from disks with that hybrid format.

If you need to dual-boot into Windows, however, and your hardware doesn't provide EFI then you're likely stuck using MBR + PC/BIOS only.


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