[amd64, i386] A new gptboot boot loader has been added to support booting from a GPT labeled disk. A new boot command has been added to gpt(8), which makes a GPT disk bootable by writing the required bits of the boot loader, creating a new boot partition if required. [MERGED]
This is excellent news for those who wish to boot directly from hard drives larger than 2TB. GPT has been partially supported for some time by previous versions of FreeBSD, but this will be the first release in which booting from a GPT partition table is supported. At the moment, 9.0 is a “bleeding edge” development branch and has not yet been released. However, it’s likely to be sometime this summer. Stay tuned!