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digital8doug 12-23-2008 10:25 PM

gpt label in parted, partitions look OK. GrUB not booting 64bit OS on 8th primary
 
Gparted used to size & label partitions for GPT in preparation for installing recent x86-64 releases. Fedora10 installed OK when / (sda9) & /home partitions (sda10) were reformatted ext3 & rebooted. [** /home formatted an additional 2 MB blank space that was @ tail end of HD** was GPT secondary data storage ??**??)]

oSuSE 11.1 (sda2) gave warning irt to GPT disk. Unable to boot Fedora 10 now, partition not exist! fdisk -l useless w/ GPT as it is designed for 'ms-dos' DiskLabelType partitions & shows max of 4 primary partitions

I somehow had a MicrosoftReserved Flag on /home (**) which I decided to clear using Gparted again.

Noted Fedora / had flag 'boot', has option of 'bios-grub ' which I thought of using. No settings in my BIOS irt to various HD partitioning options, lack EFI I think.

Is there anyway with GPT to boot old GrUB (aka Legacy) or must I use the new GrUB2 {v1.96 still in development}???

mostlyharmless 12-31-2008 02:20 PM

There's a grub-ldm patch (LDM is the GPT disk label for Win XP) for grub 0.97, but I don't think it supports any other GPT.


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