BSDInstall: merging to HEAD
olivier at gid0.org
Thu Jan 20 22:37:29 UTC 2011
2011/1/20 Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com>:
> On Jan 20, 2011, at 1:37 PM, David Demelier wrote:
> [ ... ]
>> 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.
I use a GPT partitioning scheme for FreeBSD and Linux, and manually
edited the protective MBR in order to declare MBR partitions on the
same sectors than the GPT partition I wanted to use for Windows.
Working really nice. There are tools like gptsync which are simpler to
use than a low-level MBR editor.
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