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Re: Which partitioning schemes should be supported by GRUB?

From: Grégoire Sutre
Subject: Re: Which partitioning schemes should be supported by GRUB?
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 18:32:40 +0200
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On 06/07/2010 10:46 PM, Vladimir 'φ-coder/phcoder' Serbinenko wrote:

There are two parts of this question:
1) Which partition schemes should GRUB be able to read modules and
payloads from ? It's platform-indepedent and 2 conditions apply:
- Usage. There are OS which are able to boot from such OS and such
configuration isn't considered obscure by them.
- Non-confusability. The risk of false positive of this partition config
which would prevent normal function is small.
If at least one condition is met it's worth considering. If both
conditions are met it should be supported.

According to these rules, hybrid msdos+gpt partitioning schemes should
be supported.  Grub should be able to read files from a GPT partition
even if the protective GPT entry in the MBR is not in the first slot.
It's also the conclusion of the thread [1], but I admit that this thread
is two years old.



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