[Illumos-team] [OpenIndiana Distribution - Feature #208] (Feedback) Support GPT
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Thu Mar 15 20:04:11 UTC 2012
Issue #208 has been updated by Bayard Bell.
Category changed from Caiman (Installer) to OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
Status changed from New to Feedback
Assignee changed from OI Caiman to OI illumos
Priority changed from Normal to Low
Difficulty set to Medium
This isn't simply a Caiman issue: the illumos kernel doesn't boot off GPT and/or EFI. This needs to be addressed in the upstream before we think about installer support.
Feature #208: Support GPT
Author: Matthias Rampke
Assignee: OI illumos
Category: OS/Net (Kernel and Userland)
OpenIndiana should be able to read/write and be installed to GPT-partitioned disks. Right now the Live ISO does not recognise them, i.e. GParted shows the disk as empty, parted as unrecognized format. The installer proposes to resize the GPT protective MBR partition.
It would probably be advisable to use the Solaris partition types, see e.g. "Wikipedia":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Partition_Table#Partition_type_GUIDs.
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