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Re: Parted 3.1 on Samsung XE700T

From: Rod Smith
Subject: Re: Parted 3.1 on Samsung XE700T
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 12:21:47 -0500
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On 11/14/2012 12:01 PM, address@hidden wrote:


I'm trying to use parted to create a GPT partition table on the Samsung
XE700T slate. On this specific device, after I do so and reboot, the device
always enters the BIOS setup and never lets me actually boot. I'm using
Parted 3.1 and I have set the pmbr_boot flag (which didn't help). This is
working fine on other devices, it's just this one Samsung tablet which is
giving me trouble.

Has anyone encountered a problem like this or have any advice on
root-causing this?

Some BIOSes have problems booting from GPT disks. This can usually be worked around in one way or another. The most common fix is to set the "boot" flag on the protective MBR's 0xEE protective partition. To do this, you must use Linux's fdisk or a similar MBR-only tool, *NOT* parted (parted will just modify the GPT data structures). For additional information and workarounds, see:


If the device is recent, it's possible that the "BIOS" is actually UEFI, in which case configuring the device to boot in EFI mode would be another option. For this to work you might need to wipe the BIOS boot code from the MBR and you'll almost certainly have to create an EFI System Partition (ESP).

Rod Smith

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