On 21/2/18 5:02 pm, Samuel Sieb wrote:
On 02/20/2018 01:27 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
> On 20/2/18 7:39 pm, Samuel Sieb wrote:
>> On 02/12/2018 01:32 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
>>> Wouldn't grub2-install be used to install the boot sectors to the
>>> /boot partition? This question is coming from the days when I
>>> formatted an entire hard disk as GPT and tried to install an older
>>> Fedora system on it and had the install fail with the message that
>>> Fedora could not be booted from a GPT environment.
>> There are no boot sectors with EFI. The necessary files that go in
>> the EFI partition at /boot/efi are in the grub2-efi-x64 and shim-x64
> This question was not so much aimed at efi, but rather is it still
> the case that /boot cannot be placed in a GPT partition?
I don't understand the question. There are no boot sectors in the
/boot partition. The boot sector is the MBR on a non-GPT drive. Linux
understands GPT partitions just as well as the old style, so if you
really want to, you can put /boot on its own GPT partition. On an EFI
system, the kernel and initramfs are still in /boot which is not part
of the EFI boot partition.
My question around the time I was installing, I think F26 from scratch
the first time on my 2 TB hard disk that now has both Fedora and Ubuntu
on it. As a trial I made the entire hard disk GPT. I then ran the
install process for Fedora from a live disk, I can't remember exactly
where in the install process this happened, but the install aborted with
the message that Fedora cannot be booted from a GPT disk. Not
understanding the message I did searches for the message on the net and
all the hits I found said the same thing, that Fedora cannot be booted
Hence I'm asking with the current Fedora version is it still the case
that Fedora cannot be booted from GPT?
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