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Old 09-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Damn cgdisk & gpt partition table


Hey guys, I've been trying to install gpt partition table with cgdisk on my laptop, damn it, I failed three times, finally switch to MBR, I'm very confused about what arch wiki sayed about it.
It says that I need to use cgdisk(or sth else) to creat a extral 1007k at begin of disk and type it to `ef02`.
First, it's not possible to use the first 1024k with cgdisk.
Second, I created a 32M bios boot partition just after the '1007k'(set it to ef02), after I intall grub, run grub_install, mkconfig, there is no error.
But after I reboot, grub cannot mount real root!!! The damn thing says /sbin/init is missing...

How can I create a right GPT table? Or theres sth wrong when I install grub?
 
Old 09-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #2
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Nobody?
 
Old 09-10-2013, 04:29 AM   #4
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Talking Re:eklavya

Actually,I read a lot about GPT, the topic about what is GPT, why GPT is better, difference between GPT and MBR...
 
Old 09-10-2013, 05:53 AM   #5
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Yes but if you will read this pdf carefully, you will be able to create GPT without any problem.
http://download.intel.com/support/mo..._paper_1_0.pdf

It includes all things what you mentioned above and you are facing problem in it.

By reading, I mean Adaptation not just reading...
 
Old 09-10-2013, 06:59 AM   #6
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Yes but if you will read this pdf carefully, you will be able to create GPT without any problem.
http://download.intel.com/support/mo..._paper_1_0.pdf

It includes all things what you mentioned above and you are facing problem in it.

By reading, I mean Adaptation not just reading...
Hi, actually the true problem was that I create different partition for root and /usr, which made vmlinux cannot find /usr/sbin/init successfully, so I guess it's not the problem how I create partition. Thanks, fellows
 
Old 09-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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Actually it is possible to use any sectors with cgdisk its just a way to tell it how to do it. It normaly skips some blocks to allign with this 4k block scheme thing.
 
  


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