doktor5000 at arcor.de
Mon Apr 23 17:59:34 CEST 2012
Am 23.04.2012 14:33, schrieb Doug Laidlaw:
> On Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:00:02 +0200
> mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
>> According to wikipedia, linux has been able to boot EFI since the
>> year 2000. Mageia (and Mandriva before) supports GPT (the partition
>> tables used on UEFI disks) on MBR disks, since I've been using that
>> for well over a year. More info at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/UEFI
>> Grub supports GPT since version 1.97 patched for GPT (which
>> Mageia/Mandriva used), and on versions 2.x and up.
>> Lilo may not work with EFI, but there is Elilo.
>> (The last release in 2007)
>> The 2,2TB limit is for MBR disks. EFI and Linux support much higher
>> Initially there were some problems with diskdrake, but I think that
>> they have been solved. (The workaround for formatting partitions on
>> disks with GPT partition tables was using gparted.)
> One minor distro I tried recently uses GPT by default, but it seems to
> have its own limitations, e.g. won't run on a USB key. From what I
> read, MS were going to have a bootloader that locked everything else
> I decided to look at Macintosh a few days ago, and found that it won't
> run on an AMD processor.
Yes, because there's no Mac with an AMD processor.
> Then there was Windows Service Pack 3 which
> caused problems except for Intels. My supplier said to ignore SP3
Seems your supplier spreads some FUD there. What problems
did it cause? Maybe you were just missing an AHCI driver?
> There seem to be a lot of schemes to lock you into hardware,
> and they aren't all Windows.
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