Partitioning 1T HDD

Ralf Mardorf ralf-mardorf at
Thu Mar 18 08:10:23 UTC 2021

> On 18 Mar 2021, at 06:40, Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at> wrote:
> .I would strongly recommend partitioning as GPT.


why? There's no reason to use UEFI for a Linux and FreeBSD dual-boot. Or does FreeBSD enforce UEFI nowadays? Full address access of a 1 (and even a 2) TiB drive works with MBR. If the computer gets borked and you urgently need access to data on a weekend, when all stores are closed, let alone Corona lockdowns, it's possible to use the drive with any old hardware providing the right bus interface lying around. AFAIK this is something you can't do when using GPT, since not all BIOS' support GPT.


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