UEFI and grub2

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Sun Jul 31 13:12:24 UTC 2011

On 07/31/2011 08:43 PM, Hermann J. Beckers wrote:
> Sorry, that is the result of my previous knowledge about partitioning. Not
> more then 4 primary partitions, so the 4th has to be an extended and
> everything else is logical (was at least to me ...).

That applies to the normal msdos partition. In this, you can still have 
lots of logical partitions in the extended partition.

In gpt partition, you can have lots lots more partitions and each 
partition can be more than 2TB. So people who have more than 2TB 
partition has to use gpt partitioning.

But the main use of gpt is for UEFI (as opposed to BIOS) where it is 
much much better (and faster, and reliable, and...).

Now personally (speaking, that is), if your computer is on BIOS, there 
is really no need for gpt partitioning (unless you have more than 2TB 
disks/partition), whereas if your computer is on UEFI (lucky you), you 
have to use gpt partitioning.

Regards - Goh Lip
ps: forgot how much is the "lots" and the "lots lots more", it's lots 
more than enough to make me forget.

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