Bug #2674

GPT Support

Added by ftigeot about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:NewStart date:05/28/2014
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


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DragonFly currently doesn't have any GPT support in its installer, which makes it hard to install on > 2TB storage volumes.

Proposed roadmap:

1. Register some GUID partition types

UFS and swap partitions could reuse the FreeBSD UFS and partition types
New types are needed for HAMMER and HAMMER2 file systems

2. Add full-volume support to the installer

The installer should be able to install DragonFly on a dedicated volume

3. Add partial volume support to the installer

For people wanting to keep non-DragonFly managed data on part of a volume

Related issues

Related to Bug #2264: DragonFly can't be installed on bigger than 2TB volumes Closed 12/18/2011


#1 Updated by ftigeot about 1 year ago

  • Related to Bug #2264: DragonFly can't be installed on bigger than 2TB volumes added

#2 Updated by herrgard about 1 year ago

DragonFly has some partition types already. From /etc/defaults/uuids:

# DragonFly
9d087404-1ca5-11dc-8817-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly Label32"
9d58fdbd-1ca5-11dc-8817-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly Swap"
9d94ce7c-1ca5-11dc-8817-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly UFS1"
9dd4478f-1ca5-11dc-8817-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly Vinum"
dbd5211b-1ca5-11dc-8817-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly CCD"
3d48ce54-1d16-11dc-8696-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly Label64"
bd215ab2-1d16-11dc-8696-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly Legacy"
61dc63ac-6e38-11dc-8513-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly HAMMER"
5cbb9ad1-862d-11dc-a94d-01301bb8a9f5 "DragonFly HAMMER2"

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