MBR -> GPT

balanga

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Anyone know of any guide for converting a drive from MBR to GPT?
 

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There's nothing to convert. You can only destroy and re-create.
 

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There is no way to convert it from one to another. The only way is to backup, destroy, re-create, restore.
 
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I have never tried on FreeBSD, so do not know whether it's possible or not, but using sysutils/gdisk worked for me on Linux a couple of years ago, when I moved my Hard Disk to an UEFI mobo.

Had just to reinstall the bootloader.

Obviously I backed up anything important first and was ready to unrecoverably corrupt my system, as clearly stated on gdisk man page:

https://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/gdisk.html
 
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balanga

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There is no way to convert it from one to another. The only way is to backup, destroy, re-create, restore.
I just thought that someone may have come across a handy script which did something like this...

I guess I'll have to come up with something myself. One thing I'm not sure about is how EBR partitions should be recreated...
 
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