The saga continues

William A. Mahaffey III wam at
Wed Oct 7 22:26:38 UTC 2015

On 10/06/15 23:48, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Oct 2015, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>> On 10/06/15 14:33, Polytropon wrote:
>>> On Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:25:06 -0453.75, William A. Mahaffey III wrote:
>>>> >When I went to reboot, the UEFI 'BIOS' reported
>>>> >'missing MBR record' & hung there.
>>> Do you have "MBR legacy boot" enabled or forced? When using GPT
>>> volumes, one of them has to be a "boot partition". Here you can
>>> find a good illustration of the steps involved:
>>> By the way, it's more like either "BIOS"_or_  "UEFI".;-)
>> I have seen that page, & its sibling showing how to setup a RAID1 on 
>> 2 disks, *very* helpful, & I think updated recently, they used to 
>> have the MBR stuff at the top of the page & GPT farther down. I am 
>> following 
>> pretty closely in my setup,
> Please read the warning at the top of that page.  The Handbook shows 
> the right way of using gmirror(8).  My page on it mirrors GPT 
> partitions, which is likely to be a problem if one of the drives ever 
> fails.  If you absolutely have to use gmirror(8) with GPT, use only 
> one partition per drive.

Can I partition the drives using '-s MBR', then mirror some of the 
partitions & create '-s BSD' slices inside of those mirrors ? 
Specifically, I would partition each drive into 4 primary partitions, 
/boot, swap, 1 partition to be mirrored & then sliced up as per the 
handbook, & 1 partition to be striped & then sliced up ? I would 
probably mirror /boot as well, if feasible. It seems this might comport 
w/ all of the restrictions & possible meta-data conflicts, but I am 
definitely out of my area, hence the questions. TIA & have a good one.


	William A. Mahaffey III


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