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ozegoods 12-12-2010 05:33 AM

Which distro(s) work with GPT partition table?
Which distros are known to work with the new GPT partition tables as used with disks over 2TB?

andrewthomas 12-12-2010 10:23 PM

I would think that any distro that uses grub2 would work with GPT and most probably have the grub 0.97 patches. I believe that most are compiling support into the kernel now.
Just check for:


ozegoods 12-13-2010 02:01 AM

How would I check the status of CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION on my installation of Mandriva 2010.1?

andrewthomas 12-13-2010 07:11 AM

Is there a config file in the /boot directory?

If not, you could try to


zcat /proc/config.gz > Kconfig
as root or using sudo and then open the file and search for CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION.

ozegoods 12-13-2010 06:24 PM

There is a line in /boot/config "CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION=y".

Today I converted to GPT partition table using gdisk but then Windows 7 would not boot so I had to restore the MBR partitioning.

Kenny_Strawn 12-13-2010 07:57 PM

In Ubuntu, try this to help ease the burden:


cat /boot/config-2.6.37-8-generic | grep "CONFIG_EFI_PARTITION"
This will immediately show you if there is EFI/GPT support.

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