Installer: missing GEOM/gpart capabilities slicing disk?

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Tue Nov 10 23:23:42 UTC 2009

On Nov 9, 2009, at 12:51 AM, O. Hartmann wrote:

> Hello.
> I try to install a fresh new FreeBSD 8.0-RC2 (from snapshot-DVD) on  
> a barndnew harddrive. As far as I recall partitioning a disk is now  
> done via gpart and the limitation of having only 8 (-2) partitions  
> from a through h except b and c is now obsoleted. When dropping into  
> the installation process, I realised that the 8 partition boundary  
> is still present.

sysinstall does not use gpart nor the kernel interface that GEOM_PART

Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt at

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