Anaconda is forcing GPT on non-EFI BIOS

He Rui rhe at redhat.com
Wed Aug 10 08:15:47 UTC 2011


It's probably by design as I looked up the anaconda/changes page[1] and
found two features related:

* x86 uses GPT disklabels by default on all machines, even non-EFI.
* If a GPT boot disk is used on a non-EFI machine, a warning will be
displayed.

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/Changes


Hurry

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 00:54 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-08-02 at 21:05 +0100, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> > On 08/02/2011 08:52 PM, David Cantrell wrote:
> > > On 08/02/2011 02:52 PM, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> > >> On 08/02/2011 07:45 PM, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> > >>> On 08/02/2011 07:36 PM, Athmane Madjoudj wrote:
> > >>>> Hello,
> > <snip>
> > >>
> > >> I found some good info here:
> > >>
> > >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=694808
> > >>
> > >
> > > Correct.  There's no forcing by us, your hardware forced us to use GPT
> > > because of the size of its disk.
> > >
> > > If you have a UEFI-capable system, I suggest using it in UEFI mode.
> > >
> > 
> > Weird because it was a KVM guest with 32G disk
> 
> If you didn't already, can you file a bug on this? Seems a blogger hit
> the same thing, and has been confused into thinking GPT is default for
> Fedora 16:
> http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2011/08/08/feature-preview-of-fedora-16-installer/
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