Re: Understanding fc17 partitioning
On 06/02/2012 11:17 PM, William Brown wrote:
Ah, of course, thanks. I believe the two disks were previously partitioned using fdisk. This must be the reason why I had a mixture of GPT and fdisk layouts on the four disks.The reason for this, is that you can have a hybrid GPT partition, which also has MBR signatures for older bioses etc. So in fdisk, you will see on the MBR signatures. to see the GPT signatures you need parted, or I think gdisk? You can use these to flag which partitions will be in the hybrid mbr tables.
Also keep in mind that any properly formatted GPT disk, will have an old style partition table in the first sector and the GPT starts in sector two. The old style partition table contains a single partition spanning the whole disk (or the first 2TB on larger drives) with the type ee. The purpose of this is that the disk shows up as used and is not wrongly assumed empty by software that's not GPT aware. sdb and sdc in the original post show exactly that. Use parted to show the gpt partitions.
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