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Re: Can I boot from more than one GPT partition?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:40 am

DrTeeth wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2017 14:21:39 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,

> I would love to know the reason for this too! It has been known about
> for ages and I assume that if it were popular, it would have been done
> by now.

I assume you meant "... if it were POSSIBLE ...".

Re: Can I boot from more than one GPT partition?

Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:08 pm

MBR disks all store the first part of the boot loader in the first sector and then hand off to the partition boot info. Just a guess, but one of the differences with GPT is that it stores boot data for all bootable partitions in multiple locations on the disk instead of the first sector, like MBR disks, and if one of those "becomes corrupted" Windows (don't know about other OS's) will automatically try to repair it. I can see where that would play havoc with a 3rd party boot loader. Also, the GUID string is so long, it's thought no two disks in the world would share the same ID. Guessing that may be a sticking point dev-wise, also.

Re: Can I boot from more than one GPT partition?

Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:26 am

On Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:40:06 PST, just as I was about to take a herb,
Bob Coleman disturbed my reverie and wrote:

>I assume you meant "... if it were POSSIBLE ...".

Sir, your presumption is indeed correct.

I must add another mark to my "senior moments" list, LOLZ.
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Cheers,

DrT

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