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Gui Partition Table explained GPT/UEFI FDISK TUTORIAL
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Nov 2011, 12:00    Post_subject:  Gui Partition Table explained GPT/UEFI FDISK TUTORIAL
Sub_title: Large Hard Disk Partitioning and BIOS/MBR Info By Rod Smith

As hard drives get bigger....into Terabytes, [1000s Gb] the old DOS partitioning scheme MBR has become redundant as it cannot address extremely large 2Tb> partitions

Many newer PCs are shipping with something called Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, or Gui Partition Table [GPT]

For explanations of this, and how to use GPT FDisk see the excellent tutorial by Rod Smith


see also his MBR limitation workarounds


and What is a GPT?


and BIOS to UEFI transformation


Missing Partitions in GParted


and finally Fixparts


There are even more embedded links for those delving deeper into this topic

Anyone using Linux or dual booting Windoze will find something useful

Thanks Rod! Wink

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