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

akhiezer lfs65 at cruziero.com
Thu Mar 21 02:39:12 PDT 2013


> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 09:35:18 +0000
> From: lfs65 at cruziero.com (akhiezer)
> To: BLFS Support List <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
> Subject: [blfs-support] GPT -- [was:] Re:  moving lfs
>
> > 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
> >
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> > 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.
>

 - o and u need to tell gdisk to support legacy mbr in the gpt partitioning.




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