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Re: Fedora has a boot option that forces the installer to recognize a drive as GPT, can this be added to Debians installer?

On Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 04:15:43PM +0000, Indo Neh wrote:
>    There is a boot option in Fedora 'inst.gpt' which forces the Fedora 26
>    Anaconda installer to recognize a drive as a GPT drive for the purposes of
>    the Anaconda installer setting up the drive with a GPT partition table.
>    [1]https://rhinstaller.github.io/anaconda/boot-options.html#inst-gpt
>    Could this somehow be added to Ubiquity as this option is useful for

Ubiquity is the Ubuntu installer.

It has been a while since I did a fresh Debian install, but the Debian
Installer Manual [0] says:

    The latter becomes important when booting debian-installer on a UEFI
    system with CSM because debian-installer checks whether it was
    started on a BIOS- or on a native UEFI system and installs the
    corresponding bootloader.

That seems to indicate that you should not even have to tell the Debian
installer, as it will detect whether to use GPT or not.



[0] https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/install.txt.en
Roberto C. Sánchez