Is Mandriva 2010.1 ready for GPT partition tables?
Posted 10 December 2010 - 03:38 AM
Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:19 AM
Posted 12 December 2010 - 09:52 PM
Apparently GRUB 2 can boot from GPT partitions. My Mandriva 2010.1 install uses GRUB 0.97 also known as GRUB Legacy. There is a GRUB 2 rpm in the repository, I don't know if Mandriva's installer will use GRUB 2 when installing to a GPT partitioned disk.
Posted 13 December 2010 - 10:40 AM
My largest desktop at home has 4 x 500GB disks, so there's no benefit there for me to change other than proof of concept.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 07:34 PM
After converting my new laptop to GPT partitioning it didn't boot, so I had to restore the MBR partitioning.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:38 PM
However, in the event that you cannot, this is not a problem either. I generally have a system with three partitions:
then the LVM does the rest of the system. No limits on the amount of partitions, since you can have as many as your disk space allows.