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Author: Hendrik Boom
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] gpt boot on bios machine
On Sat, Mar 02, 2019 at 10:14:57PM +0100, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Saturday 02 March 2019 at 22:06:51, Hendrik Boom wrote:
> > Trying to enable booting from the 4.7T drive, which is GPT partitioned.
> > Installing for i386-pc platform.
> That seems like a bizarre (and unlikely to work) combination to me.
> What sort of machine are you starting from which needs i386 to be installed?
> I think the chances of that supporting anything >2Tbytes as a boot device are
> small.

I wondered about that i386 too. It has an
AMD64 processor and runs an AMD64

april:/farhome/hendrik# uname -a
Linux april 4.9.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.88-1+deb9u1 (2018-05-07) x86_64

But, I figured, didn't 64-bit machines boot as 32-bit and then switch modes
early in the boot procedure?

Still puzzled what to do, though. Perhaps there's some parameter I should
have specified at original gpt partitioning time?

-- hendrik