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Author: info at smallinnovations dot nl
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] gpt boot on bios machine
On 02-03-19 23:02, Alessandro Selli wrote:
> On Sat, 2 Mar 2019 at 16:06:51 -0500
> Hendrik Boom <hendrik@???> wrote:
>> Currently booting from a 750G BIOS-partitioned disk.
>> Trying to enable booting from the 4.7T drive, which is GPT
>> partitioned.
>> With grub-install I get errors:
>> april:/farhome/hendrik# grub-install /dev/sda
>> Installing for i386-pc platform.
>> grub-install: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot
>> Partition; embedding won't be possible. grub-install: error:
>> embedding is not possible, but this is required for RAID and LVM
>> install. april:/farhome/hendrik#
>> Evidently there is some kind of incompatibility here.
>> What is going on? What can I to do other than continuing to boot
>> from small BIOS disks?
> See if this helps you:
> https://askubuntu.com/questions/671809/grub-install-this-gpt-partition-label-contains-no-bios-boot-partition
> In short: you need to have a "BIOS boot partition" of any size to
> make grub-install happy.
> Alessandro
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And according to
it should be the first and a 1M+ partition with BIOS boot partition type