GPT, please


Is it time to move to GPT instead of the traditional fdisk/disklabel combo?  Petr thinks so.  There’s some work to do, though.

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  1. Samh says:

    Not all the world is EFI

  2. Samh says:

    In fact I must disagree with Petr about the need for this just to please a few linux users.

  3. petr says:

    i think everyone would benefit from a single partitioning scheme. as opposed to 2 or 3 archaic tools that essentially do the same thing – make partitions.

  4. Kostya says:

    “…Not all the world is EFI”

    It’s not about EFI, it’s about GUID partition table itself, one which is quite useful even if you don’t use EFI on your system. One which has several advantages over the old MBR type.

    “…In fact I must disagree with Petr about the need for this just to please a few linux users.”
    Sure, if this was the reason. But if it is not limited to that? Disks are growing, MBR is nearing its limitations. How long will it take before it becomes a real problem? One cannot know, but sure enough that will be a bit late to start thinking about it.

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