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Old 05-29-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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distribution which can install gpt or does so by default

I'm looking for a linux distribution which can put a guid partition table (gpt) with several partitions on a new fresh disk using its standard installation method. If it chose gpt by default that would sure be a plus, especially if it was easy to set things up to make several partitions.

My goal is to have something which will boot into linux, but could also boot into other (free) operating systems.

(Ubuntu, for example, makes it possible to put gpt on a disk, but doesn't seem to do it by default, and seems to require a lot of finagling to make a functioning system built on gpt.)

TIA for any info.

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Slackware 13.37 can do that, it comes with gdisk for partitioning large drives.
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Chakra does gpt as part of standard installation sequence

Thanks TobiSGD for your response.

I tried Slackware. It doesn't seem to use gpt by default. I tried using gdisk, but ended up with an unbootable system. I imagine if i had been a little more savvy i could have made it work, since gpt is certainly in use.

What i ended up doing was installing Chakra (an ArchLinux derivative).

I think gpt is the default for Chakra, and in any event it is certainly part of the standard installation.

There was a very helpful web page which has step-by-step instructions on how to do this, and i followed it, and it worked.

Thanks again for your quick response.



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