Suggestion to cutoff "EFI GUID Partion Support" in the kernel so that Ipod & others will be mountable

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Mon Sep 27 14:29:19 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-27 at 00:15 -0500, Jerone Young wrote:
> Is there a way to actually create a GPT partion on a non IA64 system?
> Everything I read from google involving GPT is really only used with
> IA64 sytem (oh may it rest in peace).  The help in the kernel for EFI
> GPT even has  "Presently only useful on the IA-64 platform". So there
> is a feature that is not useful on any other platform (currently), and
> is causing havok.

Sure, parted will create it for you if you ask it to.  You just have to
do so on a non-bootable disk (as your BIOS won't be able to boot from


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