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Bug#475903: creates GPT when disk is > 2 TB rather than > 2 TiB

reassign 475903 partman-base
tags 475903 wontfix

On Sunday 13 April 2008, Robert Millan wrote:
> Partman opts for GPT when installing on a disk larger than 2 TB (2 *
> 10^12 B), even though the limit for DOS partition map is 2 TiB (2^32 *
> 512 B).

Could you please explain what the actual bug is here?

I don't see it as an issue that partman chooses GPT when there's still some 
margin that could be covered by DOS (assuming that I'm calculating 
correctly and the first number is indeed smaller than the second).

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