Partitioning 1T HDD
rkoberman at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 20:00:39 UTC 2021
I'd like to point out the GPT works for either MBR or EFI booting. My old
laptop had broken EFI support, so had to be MBR, but the partitioning was
GPT which is far easier to use and manage. It is likely true that EFI
requires GPT, but MBR does not. I'm not even positive about EFI
requirements, but it does need more partitions, so using it without GPT
would be, at best, awkward.
Kevin Oberman, Part time kid herder and retired Network Engineer
E-mail: rkoberman at gmail.com
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On Thu, Mar 18, 2021 at 11:08 AM Duke Normandin <sidney.reilley.ii at gmail.com>
> On Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:14:07 -0400
> Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org> wrote:
> > Duke Normandin <sidney.reilley.ii at gmail.com> writes:
> > > On Wed, 17 Mar 2021 22:40:27 -0700
> > > Kevin Oberman <rkoberman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> FreeBSD defaults to putting everything in one partition. There is no
> > >> requirement for more than one.
> > >
> > > Good to know! But what if I want to dual-boot a Linux distro as well?
> > > Do I allow space for it beforehand, i.e while I'm partitioning for
> > > FreeBSD? OR do I shrink the FreeBSD partition while trying to install
> > > the Linux distro?
> > Just leave it unused for now. There's no need to complicate things.
> Will do!! Much obliged!
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