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Old 12-12-2010, 05:33 AM   #1
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Which distro(s) work with GPT partition table?


Which distros are known to work with the new GPT partition tables as used with disks over 2TB?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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I would think that any distro that uses grub2 would work with GPT and most probably have the grub 0.97 patches. I believe that most are compiling support into the kernel now.
Just check for:
Code:
CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION=y
 
Old 12-13-2010, 02:01 AM   #3
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How would I check the status of CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION on my installation of Mandriva 2010.1?

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:11 AM   #4
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Is there a config file in the /boot directory?

If not, you could try to

Code:
zcat /proc/config.gz > Kconfig
as root or using sudo and then open the file and search for CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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There is a line in /boot/config "CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION=y".

Today I converted to GPT partition table using gdisk but then Windows 7 would not boot so I had to restore the MBR partitioning.
 
Old 12-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #6
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In Ubuntu, try this to help ease the burden:

Code:
cat /boot/config-2.6.37-8-generic | grep "CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION"
This will immediately show you if there is EFI/GPT support.
 
  


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