[ubuntu-us-mi] creating a GPT disk label

Robert Citek robert.citek at gmail.com
Tue Oct 19 23:35:02 BST 2010


On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:33 PM, Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 1:52 PM, Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Robert Citek <robert.citek at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> How does one specify to the Ubuntu installer to create a GPT disk
>>> label instead of an MSDOS label when installing Ubuntu server?
>> ...
>>> Is there a way to create a GPT disk label using the server CD?
>>
>> A possible alternate solution might be to do a "normal" install, boot
>> into the new system, and convert the MSDOS label to GPT using gdisk.
>> Has anyone tried doing this?
>
> Using gdisk seemed to work.  However, I had to reinstall grub using
> 'grub-install --force /dev/sda'

Using gdisk to resize a partition worked well, too.  Actually, to
resize I had to delete and create new.  But it worked.  I just made
sure the start sectors were identical.  Rebooted and then did a
pvresize.

Regards,
- Robert



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