[blfs-support] GPT -- [was:] Re: moving lfs

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Thu Mar 21 02:35:18 PDT 2013

> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:55:12 -0400
> From: Baho Utot <baho-utot at columbus.rr.com>
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: Re: [blfs-support] moving lfs
> I have done some (not much) research and it looks like linux only 
> supports booting to gtp partitions only if using 64 bit os.  This is 
> from the Fedora site.  I am going to Arch linux site to see if they say 
> the same.

ISTR that Slackware 32-bit, 64-bit, and mixed 32-/64-bit, will boot GPT disks 
OK, via ordinary lilo (didn't test grub or elilo or any other bootloaders); 
just that ymmv for disk areas beyond 2tb; and partly depends on bios 
supporting legacy-boot as well as uefi. Sorry to be not more exact - the 
'tests' were done very much in passing as a side-note. But as it happens, am 
likely building another few machines shortly, and will likely re-test at 
least some of the various combinations then.



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