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Re: BIOS Can Not Find Disk

Le 05/12/2017 à 03:33, Felix Miata a écrit :
Pascal Hambourg composed on 2017-12-05 00:41 (UTC+0100):

You're the only one bringing additional confusion.
Nobody but you talked about doing such a stupid thing as removing a type
ee partition. Dan and I only talked about removing the BIOS boot
partition sda1.

  In https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/12/msg00089.html

Following is the entirety of what Dan wrote:

  "Then, to proceed, remove /dev/sda1 partition followed by grub-install?"

Nothing in that post makes it unambiguous that an MBR (MSDOS) partitioned disk
was not the subject of discussion.

In the context of a GPT partitioned disk, anyone else understands without any doubt that /dev/sda1 refers to the partition #1 defined in the GPT partition table, not in the protective MBR.

sda1 cannot be a type ee partition. Type ee can exist only in the MBR,
and real partitions sda1, sda2... exist in the GPT table.

  The post Dan's quote came from, standing alone, as a whole, was confusion.
Absent clear indication of GPT context,

Please read again the initial post. It contains absolutely clear indication that the disk has a GPT label.

the term "BIOS boot partition" is ambiguous.

No it is not. It has a perfecly clear definition, and even an entry in Wikipedia : <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS_boot_partition>

 It could easily enough be construed as the 16 bytes at LBA 0 address
01BEh, which in BIOS/MSDOS partitioning context is sda1.

There is no such "BIOS boot" partition type defined in DOS/MBR partition types.