On Mar 13, 2012, at 3:37 PM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
Yes, and support for handling and managing hybrid MBRs is difficult.
Apple can manage it by simply constraining it to a very simple case.
Create more partitions and disk utility stops wanting to be your friend.
Trying to handle hybrid media in the larger number of storage cases we
have to support is a non-starter.
Perhaps it's unreasonable to try to handle the larger number of storage cases with
Apple hardware, at least in the short/medium term. Limiting the possible cases, it's
at least possible to have a functioning system, with a GUI, using CSM-BIOS+hybrid MBR.
With a wider set of cases, I have effectively a useless system in all such cases with EFI,
as I have no graphics with either test hardware. And one of them I have neither graphics
nor text with built-in display, I can only interact via ssh - requiring a 2nd system to do