Re: Fedora has a boot option that forces the installer to recognize a drive as GPT, can this be added to Debians installer?
- Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 18:56:11 +0100
- From: Erwan David <erwan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Fedora has a boot option that forces the installer to recognize a drive as GPT, can this be added to Debians installer?
Le 02/22/18 à 18:07, Roberto C. Sánchez a écrit :
> 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.
>> 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  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.
>  https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/install.txt.en
It's not the same. You can have a GPT partitionned drive on a bios
machine, those are completely different features (even if some OSes only
support GPT on UEFI machines and MS-DOS partitionning on BIOS ones)