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GRUB now default boot loader

If you have installed 1.2 beta 2, you have likely noticed GRUB is now used as the boot loader rather than the stock FreeBSD boot loader. Though I’ve seen it a number of times now, this still looks odd to me. :)

This eliminates a number of problems caused by bugs or limitations in FreeBSD’s boot loader that numerous users have run into, primarily with some SATA drives and any device that wants real mode BIOS system functions.