• Should i go to GPT?


    I’m using a Dell e5420 with bios, not eufi, with multiple linux OSs. I have always used legacy partitioning, but am intrigued by the idea of having many primary partitions and easier resizing. Would it be advisable to try GPT on such a machine? Should i put each successive linux install’s bootloader at the beginning as i would in legacy partitioning, or do they need to be at the beginning of each partition? I seem to recall there’s a Boot partition at the beginning of the drive? Thanks for any advice on the setup, if i should attempt this at all with my 2011 laptop.

  • Hi,

    As a rule of thumb, BIOS-MBR , UEFI-GPT

    I know you can use GPT in a BIOS system, but you have to follow some rules (you need a BIOS partition, check the wiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GRUB#GUID_Partition_Table_.28GPT.29_specific_instructions).

    IMHO, is not worth it.

    Cheers!

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