slint 2tb limit
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Thu Mar 15 02:50:39 UTC 2018
although tools are on slint disks to handle gpt disks anyone attempting to
have a gpt label on an efi disk will encounter insurmountable problems
from lilo. I was unable to install on a gpt disk with lilo the mbr was
unuseable as a good place and the superblock of the / partition was also
unuseable lilo threw errors in both cases. In order to do this at all, I
had to put a dos label on the hard drive and restrict myself to 2,044gb
for / partition and I used 4gb for the swap partition as well. Something
else with lilo. If I put the swap partition first and / as second
partition lilo cannot install on the superblock of /dev/sda2 and cannot
install on the mbr either. So long as the / partition is first it's
possible to install to the mbr and I have no idea if lilo will be able to
install to the superblock of /dev/sda1 either since I didn't try that yet.
Maybe it will be possible to take that 3rd tb and use it for a data
partition eventually unless a tool can be used to break the dos barrier.
Other label types are available than gpt and dos I just haven't studied
them all that much except for ntfs just yet.
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