8.0-RELEASE / gpart / GPT / marking a partition as "active"

Andriy Gapon avg at icyb.net.ua
Tue Jan 19 18:51:54 UTC 2010

on 19/01/2010 19:11 Dan Naumov said the following:
> I have found this discussion from about a month ago:
> http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-stable@freebsd.org/msg106918.html
> where Robert mentions that "gpart set -a active -i 1" is no longer
> needed in 8-STABLE, because the pmbr will be marked as active during

It was never ever "needed", because it never worked.

> the installation of the bootcode. Is there anything I can do to
> archieve the same result in 8.0-RELEASE or is installing from a
> snapshop of 8-STABLE my only option?

People did it using fdisk -a, google should have turned that up.

Andriy Gapon

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