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Re: What is the partition scheme good for?

From: Karl Schock
Subject: Re: What is the partition scheme good for?
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:16:51 +0100

>> Are there other schemes in addition to msdos? If so: Which ones and when do 
>> I 
>> use them?
> In the context of partitioning drives, "msdos" refers to traditional
> MBR-style partitions, as created by fdisk et al, and used by all OSs,
> not just that one.
> The alternative is the new-fangled GPT type, appropriate for newer OSs
> and larger hard drives.

Thank you, that helped a lot and made me curious to figure out how it works.
So I took vmware, Ubuntu 10.10 and gdisk to create a GUID partition table
and there "ls" on the grub command line showed "(hd0,gpt1) (hd0,gpt2) ...".


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