The GUID Partition Table (GPT) is a method of partitioning disks. It features up to 128 partitions by default and it uses 64-bit pointers, which means it fully supports disks of up to 8ZiB, as opposed to the 2TiB limit of the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme. GPT is most often used ...

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How can I change/convert a Ubuntu MBR drive to a GPT, and make Ubuntu boot from EFI?

I recently have upgraded my PC, my new Motherboard (ASUS M5A99X EVO) uses UEFi instead of the regular MBR option. I have a Ubuntu 11.10 installation that I did when I had my previous hardware (MSI MS ...
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Location of grub on gpt partition

As far as i undersood the grub program is located fully in the efi partition if i have gpt partition scheme instead just as a link like it was in the older mbr. So now if i remove linux partition will ...
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GPT partition table problem: Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot

I hope you guys will help me get through this situation I have gotten myself into. I bought a new samsung ultra book running windows 8. I knew going into the purchase that I wanted to ditch windows ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 died when win 10 installed new boot sector

I have a gpt format disk uefi bios. I had ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8.1 dual booting fine. Windows 8.1 would not install security updates unlessI also installed Wondows 10. Linux vanished and cannot ...
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Ubuntu LiveUSB doesn't recognize my Windows 8 installation

I have a laptop with UEFI (secure boot disabled) with Windows 8. I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 or 12.04 along side Windows 8 on my primary hard drive, which uses GPT. I am only presented with ...
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EFI/GPT system partion with bootable RAID 1 system installation

I've used the ubuntu server installation image to install onto a RAID 1, which is two disks mirrored for redundancy. My configuration is as follows: /dev/sda - 500GB /dev/sda1 - 1GB, EFI system ...
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How to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu with a GPT Harddrive

I would like to know how to add Ubuntu to the Windows 8 Boot Menu using bcdedit. I have UEFI with secure boot enabled and both OS's can be booted from the UEFI boot menu by pressing F9. I also have ...
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Windows 8 installer complains about MBR partitions, but I don't see any?

I would like to install Windows 8 on my iMac (mid 2010 model). Currently the main OS on the iMac is Ubuntu 14.04. Using gparted I created an NTFS partition in preparation to install Windows 8 on it. ...
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How can I check and change the partition table type?

New computers that ship with Windows 8 also come with a different partition table than before. This along with the move to UEFI causes confusion, as users are unaware of the newer partition table and ...
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GParted will not start, corrupt GPT table

I'm trying to start GParted and get the following series of errors in pop-up boxes before it eventually quits: Invalid argument during seek for read on /dev/sda Libparted Bug Found! The backup GPT ...
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Can't boot a live usb .iso in UEFI mode on Lenovo Edge-15 laptop

I was trying to install Gentoo on my laptop Lenovo Edge-15, but I'm having problems booting a live usb .iso in UEFI mode. I then tried to install Ubuntu, Arch, and Fedora, and seem to be having the ...
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WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted

I've just installed Ubuntu on a new SSD along with a HDD for data. Strangely, when I divided partitions at install, 1MB of non-removable free space was reserved at the beginning of each disk. I ...
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GPT partition table warning message during install of ubuntu

/dev/sda contains GPT signatures indicating that it has a GPT table. However, it has a fake msdos partition table as it should. Perhaps it was corrupted? Is this a GPT partition table? So, that's the ...
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Converting one partition from MBR to GPT to install windows without losing linux

I used to have dual boot with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I decided to delete Windows partition because things weren't working right on Windows, but now I want to install them again. I now have 230 ...
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Trouble creating fat32 partition larger than 1 TiB with gpt partition table using gparted

I have a 6 TiB hard drive that I would like to make a fat32-partition on covering the whole hard drive. When trying to do so using gparted (first creating a gpt partition table, and then trying to ...
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Booting Ubuntu 14 on Samsung laptop. rEFInd does not see the hard drive

Good day. I am having a really hard time trying to get Ubuntu booting on my Samsung Series 3 laptop. Ubuntu has been installed (and it's the only OS), but didn't boot. I have been through common ...
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Can't set uefi boot order. Faulty firmware? [duplicate]

I am trying to change boot order on my UEFI GPT system (because of preinstalled Windows 8.1) on my HP Envy 15. Successfully installed ubuntu alongside windows. Boot-repair said it successfully did ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 installer does not recognise partitions on hard disk with GPT

For a friend I'm repairing a computer so I have a brand new hard drive lying around. I've found documentation that Linux is capable of booting from a hard drive even if the computer is not UEFI ...
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Is it safe to remove “diag” flagged partitions?

I have a samsung laptop which came with windows 8 on a 1TB HDD. I am preparing my disk with gparted. I expected to see 2 or 3 partitions but there are actually 7! Now I've brushed up on UEFI and gpt ...
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Can't format or delete partitions in pendirve cause of gpt table error

This is what I got while trying to format a partition in my pendirve: Error deleting partition /dev/sdb1: Command-line `parted --script "/dev/sdb" "rm 1"' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Warning: ...
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SATA SSD GTP table will not reformat

I wanted to reformat my drive as msdos table so i could use it in another system without uefi and put a new installation on it since the laptop it was in died. That said, i first tried gparted and ...
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The CRC for the main partition and back up partition table are invalid

I've been having problems with my HDD since I tried dual booting ubuntu 14.04 with windows 8.1. When I was installing from the ubuntu installer I was receiving "input/output error during write on ...
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How to re-setup swap partition in GPT system

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 as dual boot on my windows 8 acer desktop pc. I am sure I set up a swap drive but now if I do swapon -s I don't seem to have a swap partition. Upon sudo fdisk -l I get: ...
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GPT vs MBR. Why not MBR?

I am a Linux user. I don't have Windows on my laptop. Also the hard drive size is less than 2 TB. Then why should I use GPT tables? Can't I go with old fasioned MBR? I will be having two root ...
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GPT partition scheme

I'm reinstalling my operating systems to use GPT and am willing to do it properly this time... I'm intending to use the following partition scheme: sda |-- sda1 500 MiB EFI |-- sda2 100 GiB Linux ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 UEFI installation issue on Dell Vostro 3460

I downloaded the RTM ISO of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), and I created with the latest version of Rufus the UEFI/GPT installation disk. I tried to begin the installation in the UEFI-mode, but it ...
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How to get data off a Windows partition when “primary GPT table is corrupt, but the backup appears OK”

Was running Windows 8.1 on my Asus Laptop (U37VC). Blue screen; error 0xc000000e. Figure I've screwed up the boot somehow (some hard reboots lately after annoying lags). After disabling the boot ...
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UEFI Ubuntu installation no longer boots after moving a partition

After resizing moving a large partition on the same drive with Gparted that contains my EFI partition, my Ubuntu installation (15.04 x64) no longer boots in EFI mode. When I try to manually load the ...
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Is GPT BIOS partition is really needed?

I have notebook with GPT partition format, EFI, LUKS, LVM, 64bit system and everything works perfectly. I wasn't created GPT BIOS partition. Now I want to test some Ubuntu features on virtual machine, ...
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Can't read 2TB Hard Disk , don't exist dispositive.

I have a new 2TB external USB HardDisk, and I can't open or format it. I'm gotting diferent kind of errors, for example: If i execute: sudo mount -a /dev/sdb sudo mount -a /dev/sdb1 The response ...
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RAID 1 disk from old server not recognized when taken off to a new machine

I had an old Ubuntu server at home, with two 1TB HDD in RAID1 configuration. I stored a lot of my works and stuff there, then eventually stopped using the server and let it get the dust for some time. ...
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“Problem booting GPT Grub2 on a BIOS based System” How to resolve?

I have an Intel D945GCCR Board with a 2GB Ram having discontinued support.Similarly I have an 500GB HDD with triple boot Windows XP, Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.04. Well the other day I came across the ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7 after installing Ubuntu

After having some compatibility issues with some software on Ubuntu, I decided I should dual boot windows 7 so I can use that software. After booting from an Ubuntu live CD and partitioning off 100GB ...
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Unable to Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 7 (Legacy BIOS)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12 / 14.04 (x86 & x64) alongside Windows 7. I have a bootable USB stick and when I try to install Ubuntu there is no alongside Window` option neither the Windows ...
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JMicron JM20339 USB SATA Controller Problem

I Have 3bon-s35s SATA to USB converter(or controller). It use JMicron JM20339 chipset. Windows 7 can recognize WD 4TB HDD, but Ubuntu dosen't. dmesg shows below [ 2.990457] scsi 6:0:0:0: ...
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GPT detected! How do I create a boot partition? [duplicate]

Okay so I have a computer that has a brand new harddrive. Nothing on it. I tried installing ubuntu 14.10 on it and it will not boot from the Hard disk. I installed boot-repair and I got an error that ...
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How to Setup GPT for 3TB

I have a 3TB HDD that I want to run Ubuntu 14.10 server as a file server. How can I format the drive so it will work?
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Problem mounting raid 0 NTFS drives in Ubuntu server 14.04

I have 2 disks, sda and sdc with the following gdisk output: $ sudo gdisk -l /dev/sda GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.8 Partition table scan: MBR: protective BSD: not present APM: not present ...
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the selected disc is of gpt partition style error

I want to install windows 8, but I am getting this error the selected disc is of gpt partition style. I already have Ubuntu 14.04 install with UEFI boot. I have 3 partition in the order of: UEFI ...
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I accidentally overwrote my GPT, how do I restore it with gdisk?

gpt fdisk question I have a Hitachi drive which got its GPT corrupted, it came out of a Windows 8 computer which is less than a year old. That pretty much guarantees it was in EFI mode correct? I ...
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GPT PMBR size mismatch after dd clone

I am migrating my Ubuntu EFI boot system to a larger hdd. I used the command dd if=/dev/sdb of=/dev/sda I did not dismount the inputfile before copying and the outputfile was fresh unpartitioned ...
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How can I set up GPT and EFI for my new raw drive?

My laptop Thinkpad T400 now runs 12.04 on a small hard drive. I plan to replace the hard drive with a bigger one, and install 14.04 on the new drive. The new drive is just bought as brand new, and raw ...
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Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Grub Issue

I am trying to dual boot windows 7 (3TB hard drive) and Ubuntu 14.04 (1TB hard drive). I already have windows installed and am trying to install Ubuntu, however, the option to install Ubuntu alongside ...
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Problem Partitions Dual Boot

I was trying to install a dual boot in my PC (I have Windows 7 Installed Already), it does not recognize my partitions, I even left non allocated space and nothing, it saw it as a free disk. Then i ...
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USB dock for 4TB Seagate HDD only works with less then 2.2TB of data

I have one of those Seagate 4TB HD and everything went fine using GPT, I could use it normally without any problem. I used gparted to format and create the partition table as ext4. Everything changed ...
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Windows 8.1 Dual Boot Ubuntu 14.04 - dmraid and fixpart

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 4.14 on dual boot with Windows 8.1, but when beginning the LiveUSB the Ubuntum, the partitions created by Windows 8.1 are not recognized, reports that all is HD as ...
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Create GUID partition table (GPT) during Ubuntu Server install

On a computer with a new empty hard drive of capacity < 2 TB, I install Ubuntu Server with the standard text-mode installer. I choose to manually partition the disk. Then I can create a new empty ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 on UEFI system with Windows Boot Manager as the main loader

On my old laptop (legacy BIOS, MBR disk), this was perfectly possible to get working: I turn on the computer and see the Windows Boot Manager I use EasyBCD (or BootPart, or something else) to add an ...
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Failure Upgrading 12.04 to 14.04 Possibly deleted Windows partition, now will not boot (Error 1962: No operating system found)

I think I have dug myself into an irreparable hole, but it would be nice if those more wise than I could help confirm that and/or save my computer. I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre K430 that was merrily ...
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Why I need several boot partitions (EFI and bios grub)?

I'm trying to understand how to properly partitioning the disk for future Ubuntu installations. The reason: after trying to install Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, I enabled "Legacy mode" on my HP ...