On 22/2/18 7:43 am, Samuel Sieb wrote:
On 02/21/2018 12:35 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
> 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 from GPT.
> Hence I'm asking with the current Fedora version is it still the case
> that Fedora cannot be booted from GPT?
I'm curious about the exact error message because Fedora has been able
to boot from GPT for several versions. You do need to match an EFI
boot with a GPT partition or a BIOS boot with an MSDOS partition
otherwise there are complications.
At the time that I was doing this, GPT was being specified as designed
for hard disks bigger than 3TB (I think this was the size) and even
though I only had a 2TB hard disk I thought I would try it out, and I
had efi disabled in the motherboard bios. I may be remember this
incorrectly, but I think I got through to the process to set up the
partitions on the GPT disk, and as I run with a separate /boot partition
I went to create that and that is when it said the Fedora could not be
booted from a GPT device. I can't replicate this as I don't have an
environment that I can wipe to try GPT out again.
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