MSDOS and GPT partitioning in 1 Hard Disk
Well I am not a newbie per se ...But I thought my question would fit in only here!
I have a BIOS affected by 1024 cylinder limit ,,(Just to explain , the BIOS will recognize only 137GB no matter how big the HDD is (160/250/320/500))
This problem doesnt affect the OS in any way --Linux can read the entire disk and so can WIN after SP1 of XP...
This problem is only upto the point of MBR handing over boot instructions to Bootloader..In that case LiLo or Grub1 or Grub2 would fail if the kernel of the OS is after the 137GB
I want to know if I can mix 2 partitioning schemes..Say use MSDOS partitioning till the limit of say 100 GB and for the rest 60 GB use GPT partitioning and install GRUB2 (as I read only GRUB2 supports GPT cleanly) ...Then , maybe I can do away with options of restricting /boot within 137 , including ata options etc...
Last edited by vikrang; 03-08-2011 at 04:02 AM.