Disk label strangeness?
I recently got a new HD and set about installing it and partitioning it using GNU parted. Only prob was certain disk labels (all except "msdos") seemed to have limitations - can't set boot flag, can't set swap flag etc...
So whats with the "msdos" disk lable in the first place, and why is it the only one that supports both boot and swap partitions? I would have guessed there would be a "linux" label, but no - i had to set msdos. Is this a motherboard thing where the initial bootloader only looks for certain labels on the MBR?