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Re: UEFI/"BIOS" booting




Le 14/05/2018 à 16:33, David Wright a écrit :

     "Don’t do UEFI-native installs to MBR-formatted disks, or BIOS
     compatibility installs to GPT-formatted disks (an exception to the
     latter is if your disk is, IIRC, 2.2+TB in size, because the MBR
     format can’t handle disks that big – if you want to do a BIOS
     compatibility install to a disk that big, you’re kinda stuck with
     the BIOS+GPT combination, which works but is a bit wonky and
     involves the infamous ‘BIOS Boot partition’ you may recall from
     Fedora 17).

I haven't been able to find anything infamous about the BIOS Boot
partition but it sounds as if the author had a bad experience at
sometime in the past which has affected their ability to view the
topic objectively.

AFAICS the BIOS boot partition is a rather widely unknown topic. Actually a BIOS boot partition is not required for BIOS boot on GPT. It is only recommended or required in order to install GRUB in some situations. But GRUB is not the only available bootloader.