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Re: kern/45179: NetBSD disklabel does not support devices larger 2 TByte


OK. If it is possible to boot from that, it would be fine for my current needs. The Windows-problem does not hurt me - at least for the systems where I need this.

Is it planned to extend the boot code to boot from a RAID1 setup in gpt in the near future?

At the moment I think this PR can be closed as soon as the bootsupport for raid1 partitions is added to gpt. I need this in 5.x as soon as possible for new "productive" systems, but I can do the integration from current into "my" 5.x-version by myself if it is inserted only for 6.x or later. Accedently I've no time to figure out all required changes myself

best regards

W. Stukenbrock

Martin Husemann wrote:

The following reply was made to PR kern/45179; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
To: Wolfgang Stukenbrock <>
Subject: Re: kern/45179: NetBSD disklabel does not support devices larger 2 
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2011 12:12:06 +0200

 On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 11:57:14AM +0200, Wolfgang Stukenbrock wrote:
> This means, gpt(8) is not usable on (at least) i386 and amd64 > architectures for root disks! No, that is not true. I recently booted a amd64 machine from a gpt labeld
 disk. Firmware in all "recent" machines does handle it just fine.


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