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Re: Debian /GNU Hard on gpt

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: Debian /GNU Hard on gpt
Date: Tue, 08 May 2012 11:04:21 +0800
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On Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:21:53 +0400, Daniil Zaytsev <> 
> Can be Hurd installed on drive with gpt. I tried it.

I guess you're the first one to ever try this.

> The installation pass
> ok. Grub was be installed in partition. Its files present in /boot/grub,
> according grub.cfg it is detected? that the drive has gpt. Main boot loader
> is Grub1 from Mandriva/Linux it can boot other operating systems from this
> gpt drive (i. e. MAC OS X) through chainloader, but can not fund hurd
> installation.

I don't know about the chainloading problem, but as far as I can tell GNU
Mach does not currently support GPT schemes, and the libparted-based
method cannot be used yet for booting, so it appears you're out of luck.


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