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Date:      Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:51:48 +0200
From:      Andriy Gapon <>
To:        Dan Naumov <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-STABLE Mailing List <>,,,
Subject:   Re: 8.0-RELEASE / gpart / GPT / marking a partition as "active"
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on 19/01/2010 19:11 Dan Naumov said the following:
> I have found this discussion from about a month ago:
> where Robert mentions that "gpart set -a active -i 1" is no longer
> needed in 8-STABLE, because the pmbr will be marked as active during

It was never ever "needed", because it never worked.

> the installation of the bootcode. Is there anything I can do to
> archieve the same result in 8.0-RELEASE or is installing from a
> snapshop of 8-STABLE my only option?

People did it using fdisk -a, google should have turned that up.

Andriy Gapon

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