Support for hard drives > 2 TB?
kraduk at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 22:05:52 UTC 2010
On 4 December 2010 07:44, <perryh at pluto.rain.com> wrote:
> Bruce Cran <bruce at cran.org.uk> wrote:
> > On Fri, 3 Dec 2010 18:12:58 -0600
> > Josh Paetzel <josh at tcbug.org> wrote:
> > > ... The caveat is that very few systems have a BIOS that can
> > > boot from a GPT labeled drive. So regardless of your OS, you
> > > may still have issues.
> > That's why we have the Protective MBR that allows a 'legacy' BIOS
> > to boot from GPT. I'm not sure if you can boot past the 2TB point
> > with it though.
> although why anyone would need a root partition > 2TB escapes me :)
> If they did, they could always make a small /boot partition near the
> beginning of the disk; BIOS will surely not need to read anything
> that's not on /boot.
> Another possible downside: if you want to multi-boot, the other OS
> may also need to understand both GPT and PMBR.
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maybe is you were using zfs
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