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Date:	Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:36:44 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
CC:	Daniel Taylor <Daniel.Taylor@....com>,
	Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer@...il.com>,
	James Bottomley <James.Bottomley@...e.de>,
	linux-ide@...r.kernel.org, lkml <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Jeff Garzik <jeff@...zik.org>, Mark Lord <kernel@...savvy.com>,
	tytso@....edu, hirofumi@...l.parknet.co.jp,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Alan Cox <alan@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>, irtiger@...il.com,
	Matthew Wilcox <matthew@....cx>, aschnell@...e.de,
	knikanth@...e.de, jdelvare@...e.de, mkp@....net
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.

	-hpa
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