GUID partitioning

Goh Lip g.lip at
Fri Oct 29 04:19:20 UTC 2010

On Friday 29,October,2010 12:02 PM, Tom H wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 11:38 PM, Goh Lip<g.lip at>  wrote:
>> Has anyone tried GUID partitioning (GPT) on a BIOS based system - as
>> opposed to UEFI?
>> It would seem to be a drastic and 'quantum leap' to even try this out
>> and would appreciate feedback on advantages, pitfalls, dangers,
>> revertiblity, etc - okay, all and any comment.
> Yes. You have to remember to create the first partition as a
> mini-partition for grub to embed core.img otherwise there's nothing
> noticeably different.

Okay..., need a sort-of 'mbr' partition, if I understand you correctly, 
then a 'boot-loader' type of partition, swap, then all others.

But, but but ..... :)  did you see any advantage, any reason to do this, 
no reason to do this.. what does the bios do then..? etc...

Thanks, Tom.
Regards- Goh Lip

ps:  googled pages do not 'explain' experiences, just technical how-to's 
or what's.

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