another gpt vs mbr (sanity) check

Marcel Moolenaar xcllnt at
Mon Mar 8 23:21:27 UTC 2010

On Mar 8, 2010, at 3:02 PM, Andriy Gapon wrote:
>> In short, Apple bootcamp creates an invalid PMBR according to their
>> own technote.
> It's not only the technote, it's the GPT spec itself.

Actually, no. The spec clearly states that LBA 0 contains a
protective MBR for the GPT format (UEFI 2.0, paragraph 5.3.1
on page 90). Paragraph 5.2 just the background information so
that there's something to refer to...

Marcel Moolenaar
xcllnt at

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