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Re: Multiple partition maps

From: phcoder
Subject: Re: Multiple partition maps
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2008 20:27:05 +0200
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Robert Millan wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 04, 2008 at 11:54:43PM +0200, phcoder wrote:
>> BTW GPT module checks the protective MBR. In some cases when legay OS
>> modified the MBR it's no longer "protective MBR". And in theese cases
>> GRUB will refuse to boot. Isn't the magic number check enough?
> If there's at least one protective GPT partition (0xee), I think this should
> be considered enough to accept the partmap as GPT.
In GPT module if first partition is not of type 0xee then it's
considered that no GPT is present. Is think that this check is
error-prone (with e.g. bootcamp) and unnecessary
Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko

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