UEFI and grub2

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Sun Jul 31 15:45:46 UTC 2011

On 07/31/2011 10:42 PM, Tom H wrote:
>>> /dev/sda4           28045       31692    29296641    5  Extended
>>> >>  /dev/sda5           28045       31692    29296640   83  Linux
>> >
>> >  Hermann, from your fdisk output, I think you're*not*  on gpt partitioning.
>> >  Reason - there should not be an extended sda4 there with gpt.
> You cannot tell from the output of "fdisk -l" whether it's a GPT disk
> or not unless there's a warning at the very beginning of the output
> that fdisk doesn't support GPT and that parted should be used (
> "parted -l /dev/sdX").

Hey! Very good point. It means the disk is just not gpt partitioned.
Also the fact that Hermann can create an extended partition would also 
confirm this. There is no way an 'extended' partition can be created in 
a gpt partitioned disk, only lots of 'primary' partitions.

Cheers again, Tom. (going to open a can of beer  :) Beer Lao - best beer 
in the world)

Regards - Goh Lip

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