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Re: kern/45179: NetBSD disklabel does not support devices larger 2 TByte
The following reply was made to PR kern/45179; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
To: Wolfgang Stukenbrock <Wolfgang.Stukenbrock%nagler-company.com@localhost>
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, kern-bug-people%NetBSD.org@localhost,
Subject: Re: kern/45179: NetBSD disklabel does not support devices larger 2
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:19:14 +0200
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:57:14AM +0200, Wolfgang Stukenbrock wrote:
> Hi again,
> now I've a look at gpt(8).
> the manual say:
> By default, one cannot create a GPT when the device contains a
> MBR, however this can be overridden with the -f option. If the
> -f option is specified, an existing MBR is destroyed and any par-
> titions described by the MBR are lost.
> This means, gpt(8) is not usable on (at least) i386 and amd64
> architectures for root disks!
> So gpt is no sollution for theese architectures!
It is, gpt-partitionned disks are bootable.
MBRs also have a size limitation, which may also be a 2TB.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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