Bug 247728 - If a user's install disk exceeds 2tb in size, have the installer select gpt not dos
Summary: If a user's install disk exceeds 2tb in size, have the installer select gpt n...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Base System
Classification: Unclassified
Component: misc (show other bugs)
Version: 12.1-RELEASE
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-sysinstall (Nobody)
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Reported: 2020-07-03 00:18 UTC by Brian Whalen
Modified: 2020-07-03 03:52 UTC (History)
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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.