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gabeyg 08-19-2007 01:06 AM

Is ubuntu or fedora supports installing on GPT-based partition?
 
Is ubuntu or fedora supports installing on GPT-based partition? If yes, how can I install without using or installing bootloader on MBR? If no, i will make it GPT/MBR hybrid mode.
Anyway, how can i install ubuntu or fedora on EFI-booting machine? (in either using MBR or GPT.) (if possible, GPT)

saikee 08-19-2007 07:58 PM

I don't think GPT and EFI are adopted in Ubuntu and Fedora.

There are several ways to identify a partition and Linux can use any one. If you install Ubuntu you will find its /dev/disk has the following choices
Code:

root@saikee-desktop:/home/saikee# ls -l /dev/disk
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 680 2007-08-19 16:45 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2007-08-19 16:45 by-label
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 700 2007-08-19 16:45 by-path
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 540 2007-08-19 16:45 by-uuid
root@saikee-desktop:/home/saikee#

Due to the realignment of the Pata disk with SCSI/Sata/USB disk Ubuntu is now adopting the by-uuid method which has similar device names as GPT's guid.

Linux does not change the current PC standard on hard disk. The uuid name is automatically generated when a filing system is created in a partition inside Linux.


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