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Joshua Hoblitt wrote:
> Grub 0.97 does not including support for GPT partition tables and
> upstream has stated that they have no intention of adding this support
> is it is a Grub "2" feature. Perhaps this is a pessimistic view point but
> I don't believe we'll be seeing a stable Grub "2" release for some time.
> This going to become a serious problem for many users in the near future
> as storage devices in excess of 2TB are becoming more and more common.
> We're likely just few years away from seeing single disks in this size
> In my case, I've encountered this issue already with 10TB RAID sets that
> I'd like to be able to boot from. I've been able to work around this
> limitation in two ways. 1) cutting the RAID set up into multiple
> volumes with first one being smaller than 2TB so it can host a msdos
> partition table or 2) building my own liveCD with a patched version of
> grub that supports GPT partition tables and using a portage overlay with
> the same patched version of grub. It is my belief that fix #2 is the
> more elegant solution. Therefore I'd like to propose that Gentoo
> patches grub to support GPT partitions. The patch that I pulled from
> the grub mailing lists to add this support is attached and I can attest
> that it is functional in a production environment.
Stuff like this is better suited for a bug where it can be discussed and
eventually a solution used.
I'd include in the bug this patch and your latest modified grub ebuild.
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