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Re: how do you boot from a GPT partition?

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: how do you boot from a GPT partition?
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 10:09:41 +1100
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On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:37:18AM -0600, Carlos Knowlton wrote:
> 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.

You could use a small hard disk as your boot device, and the large
"disk" for your data.

Obviously, the best long-term solution would be to add GPT support to grub.


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