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Re: how do you boot from a GPT partition?

From: Carlos Knowlton
Subject: Re: how do you boot from a GPT partition?
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2005 10:37:18 -0600
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Andrew Clausen wrote:

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 03:20:57PM -0600, Carlos Knowlton wrote:

Having a little trouble booting from a gpt partition that was made using parted. I have to use gpt, because I don't know of any other way to partition a 3TB disk (ie hardware RAID controller). I get the following error from grub when i try a "root (hd0,0)" :

"Filesystem type unknown, partition type 0xee"

I'm using grub version: 0.95
I'm using parted version: 1.6.15

Does anyone know how to boot from GPT partitions?

I suspect grub is confused by GPT.  GPT pretends to look like a
Microsoft partition table, but isn't.

You could try using lilo instead: it doesn't look at the partition
table at all.  It precomputes locations when you install it.


Do you know if you can partition a large (ie >2TB) drive without using GPT? Fdisk seems to choke on drives bigger than 1TB (where "drives" = hardware RAID device that looks like a SCSI drive, ie "/dev/sda"), but parted with GPT seems to handle them okay, but I can't get it to boot. I'd prefer not to resort to lilo, but I may have to if that's my only option.


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