Support for hard drives > 2 TB?

Bruce Cran bruce at
Sat Dec 4 14:34:28 UTC 2010

On Fri, 03 Dec 2010 23:44:22 -0800
perryh at wrote:

> Another possible downside:  if you want to multi-boot, the other OS
> may also need to understand both GPT and PMBR.

That can be a big problem actually: I'd heard that Windows 7 supported
GPT so I recently tried to install it. It turns out that it only
supports booting from GPT via an EFI firmware, not using the PMBR and a
legacy BIOS.

Bruce Cran

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