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EFI/GPF disks

Postby DrTeeth » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm

I know that BIBM cannot be installed on a GPT disk to act as a boot manager.
Is that because it is impossible to install any boot manager at all or is TBU developing one that can be imstalled?
GPT disks are looking less desirous the more I look at them.
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Re: EFI/GPF disks

Postby Bitman » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:18 am

As far as I know, no.
For a number of reasons. One of the main ones is not compatibility.
I've been looking for information on this issue before.
Unfortunately there is nothing to say on this issue
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Re: EFI/GPF disks

Postby DrTeeth » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:38 am

Hi Bitman,

I have asked this of TBU before. Due to this limitation, I will only ever use MBR disks as I just cannot live without a boot manager.

Having said that, I assume that if it were possible, TBU would have done it already. I would just like some definitive information.

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Re: EFI/GPF disks

Postby mashedmitten » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:30 pm

The issue with GPT is that copies of the partition table are stored in multiple places on the drive which are used to 'fix' any changes detected in the original. Can't be an easy thing to get around.
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Re: EFI/GPF disks

Postby DrTeeth » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:57 am

Hi,

All I want is a reply from TBU as to whether installing a boot manager on an EFI/GPF disk is at all possible. I just cannot use a computer without a Boot manager, I have over 10 OSs installed and will be adding to that.

TBU must be able to know by now if BIBM or even a different boot manager can be installed on a non-MBR disk.

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