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Date:      Sun, 23 Jun 2013 16:17:15 -0700
From:      Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        "freebsd-questions@freebsd.org List" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Boot Loader Issue
Message-ID:  <CAHu1Y71GjMjZFoiSan9dg3Ohkc6PkiPpOgaD9bNs0Wo3rSLmhA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20130624011212.2481df7e.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 4:12 PM, Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de> wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Jun 2013 15:47:53 -0700, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> I need to alter mountroot so it tries the right partition/slice.
>> How do I do that?  I couldn't find anything in the handbook on that.
>
> You need to install the GPT boot code, e. g.
>
>         # gpart add -t freebsd-boot -l gpboot -b 40 -s 512K ad0

Why the offset?  Why 512k?

>         # gpart bootcode -b /boot/pmbr -p /boot/gptboot -i 1 ad0

I think it's simpler to make an entry in /boot/loader.conf:

vfs.root.mountfrom="ufs:/dev/ada0s1a"



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