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Date:	Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:36:44 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:	Tejun Heo <>
CC:	Daniel Taylor <>,
	Greg Freemyer <>,
	James Bottomley <>,, lkml <>,
	Jeff Garzik <>, Mark Lord <>,,,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Alan Cox <>,,
	Matthew Wilcox <>,,,,
Subject: Re: ATA 4 KiB sector issues.

On 03/09/2010 04:26 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
>> I will run some experiments to see if any of the systems on my desk can boot
>> Linux from a GPT.
> I'm not sure about grub although I strongly suspect recent version of
> it should work but AFAICS lilo should definitely work as it doesn't
> care how the disk is logically organized at all.

In the case of Syslinux, you have to install gptmbr.bin, but otherwise 
it works unmodified (Syslinux itself doesn't care about the partition 
table at all.)

Note: the official standard for GPT booting on BIOS is still evolving, 
so I might change gptmbr to match the new standard.

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