Bug 247728

Summary: If a user's install disk exceeds 2tb in size, have the installer select gpt not dos
Product: Base System Reporter: Brian Whalen <brian>
Component: miscAssignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody) <sysinstall>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People    
Priority: ---    
Version: 12.1-RELEASE   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Brian Whalen 2020-07-03 00:18:15 UTC
If a user has a disk over 2 TB in size and tries to install to it, with an amd64 version of a 12.1 release at least, when it comes time to partition the disk, the installer selects dos. If a user proceeds with this, then the system will only use 2TB of the disk, whereas if the installer detected this and selected gpt, then if that is used, the entire disk will be seen.
Comment 1 Conrad Meyer freebsd_committer 2020-07-03 03:52:54 UTC
The installer should probably select GPT universally these days.