booting off GPT partitions

Matt Reimer mattjreimer at
Wed Jan 27 18:12:01 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 8:45 AM, Dan Naumov <dan.naumov at> wrote:

> Hey
> I was under the impression that everyone and their dog is using GPT
> partitioning in FreeBSD these days, including for boot drives and that
> I was just being unlucky with my current NAS motherboard (Intel
> D945GCLF2) having supposedly shaky support for GPT boot. But right now
> I am having an email exchange with Supermicro support (whom I
> contacted since I am pondering their X7SPA-H board for a new system),
> who are telling me that booting off GPT requires UEFI BIOS, which is
> supposedly a very new thing and that for example NONE of their current
> motherboards have support for this.
> Am I misunderstanding something or is the Supermicro support tech
> misguided?
I'm booting servers with SuperMicro X8STi-F motherboards just fine using
pmbr + GPT + ZFS.


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