Bug#597799: installation-report: GPT related issues
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 06:31:27PM +0200, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 11:38:09AM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> > Disk /dev/sda: 2250.1 GB, 2250128752640 bytes
> > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 273562 cylinders
> > Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> > Disk identifier: 0x00000000
> > Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> > /dev/sda1 1 267350 2147483647+ ee EFI GPT
> > So I would say there is no requirement for a /boot partition. There might
> > be a requirement for /boot to not be on LVM. Not sure.
> I probably haven't made myself clear enough. I was not talking about a
> /boot partition, but about a GPT grub boot partition, or whatever grub
> called it in its grub-setup failure message. One you give a bios_grub
> flag. But then, maybe your core.img is small enough to fit in the 17.4kB
> before the first partition. Here it doesn't. I made the boot partition
> 128kB big because I didn't have a clue and found that to be enough in
> most cases through a google search, though seeing the size of my current
> core.img, 32 or 64kB would have been enough.
My core.img is 27KB. That's less than 63 sectors, so yes it would fit.
Of course given the GPT uses space there too, I am not sure where it
has put it. Hmm. Maybe it just used blocklist automatically when I