Unable to install dragonfly on GPT drive

Matthew Dillon dillon at backplane.com
Tue Dec 22 10:34:25 PST 2015

The installer can't handle gpt, but DragonFly itself should be able to.
You would have to install it manually though and to reduce problems I would
use either the linux gpt partitioner or the microsoft one to create the gpt
partition for DFly.  Definitely non-trivial.


On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 9:10 AM, Jacob Adams <tookmund at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been trying to dual-boot dragonfly, windows and debian. However,
> dragonfly's installer does not appear to see the partition I set up for it.
> Below is my partition table for the disk I want to install dragonfly on
> as reported by parted in debian:
> Model: ATA ST1000DM003-1CH1 (scsi)
> Disk /dev/sdb: 1000GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
> Partition Table: gpt
> Disk Flags:
> Number  Start   End    Size    File system  Name
>   Flags
>  1      17.4kB  134MB  134MB                Microsoft reserved partition
>  msftres
>  2      135MB   269GB  268GB   ntfs         Basic data partition
>   msftdata
>  4      269GB   385GB  116GB   ext4         j-deb
>   msftdata
>  3      385GB   385GB  99.6MB  fat32        efi
>   boot, esp
>  5      385GB   505GB  120GB   ext4
>  6      505GB   612GB  107GB
> I set up sdb6 for this and ran the dragonfly 4.4.1 installer.
> All dragonfly reported when I tried to install on this disk (da1 in
> dragonfly) was
> < 0M - 953869M: EFI DPT >
> No other partitions were available.
> It detected all the partitons on my windows drive (msdos partition
> table; sda/da0) just fine.
> A cursory google shows that dragonfly supports GPT. So did I do
> something wrong here or can I not install to a GPT-formatted drive?
> --
> Jacob Adams
> GPG Key: AF6B 1C26 E2D0 A988 432B  94F4 24C0 2B85 B59F E5A9
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