booting off GPT partitions

Dimitry Andric dimitry at
Wed Jan 27 23:27:45 UTC 2010

On 2010-01-27 22:27, John Baldwin wrote:
> GPT was defined along with EFI, so many folks assume that you have to use EFI
> to boot a GPT-labelled disk.  However, FreeBSD has its own BIOS-based
> bootstrap that can handle GPT-labelled disks.  I doubt the SuperMicro tech is
> familiar with that case.  I thought I heard that some folks had added GPT
> support to grub as well.

However, this won't boot disks larger than 2TiB, right?  At least not
without BIOS support...

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