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From: walt <w41ter@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] More adventures with grub2
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 20:04:49
Message-Id: ihfa5q$upq$
1 Just finished using gdisk to convert my MSDOS partition table to
2 a GPT. Worked perfectly on the first try (whew).
4 Rebooted with grub2 to discover that grub2 couldn't see my shiny
5 new GPT :(
7 After holding my head in my sweaty palms for a few minutes, I
8 finally realized that grub didn't automatically load its module
9 called part_gpt, so I used the grub shell to load it, and my new
10 GPT was there after all (whew again).
12 I found and loaded the linux kernel from the root partition, which
13 resides in my new GPT, right? You see where this is going, right?
15 The kernel booted nicely -- and then the panic message appeared,
16 because, what else, I forgot to compile in support for GPT :(
18 So now I'm off to boot my gparted rescue CD and try to chroot
19 to the hard disk so I can compile a kernel with GPT support.
21 If that works I'm taking the rest of the day off. (I'm lying.)
23 Good thing I like this kind of fascinating learning experience.