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Old 12-23-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Unhappy 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}???

Last edited by digital8doug; 12-24-2008 at 07:40 PM. Reason: PLAYING AROUND WITH GPT, TRYING TO LEARN & MOVE AHEAD, but appear to be going backwards
 
Old 12-31-2008, 03:20 PM   #2
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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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