32 bit Fedora 16 requires boot partition

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Nov 10 04:07:06 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-09 at 19:54 -0800, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> Installed 32 bit Verne on a 1GB Pentium III system with a
> 20 GB IDE drive.  For some reason the installer decided
> the drive needed GPT (without mentioning the fact).
> It then insisted on a bios segment.  This is a decade old
> 20Gb drive!

Yes? GPT is the default for F16, it's not a question of 'need' or not.
This isn't a decision made on the basis of how old or new or big or
small the disk is. All newly-formatted disks are formatted to GPT
(except on Lenovos).
Adam Williamson
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