ThinkPad T520: uefi/gpt based debian install
I am about to receive a ThinkPad T520 with Intel SSD 320 real soon
I wondered whether it might make sense to install with UEFI and GPT.
Informations from Arch Wiki hint at that for better alignment and less
space waste for SSD:
Did anyone here try this with any laptop with uefi BIOS? Did it work? Were
there problems? I have seen some Debian bug reports that were closed.
As far as I understand, I it should work when I Debian installer to select
UEFI/GPT somehow and then add an about 1 MiB sized 0xEF02 Bios Boot
Partition as GPT doesn't guerantee free space aber (legagy) MBR.
I intend to use BTRFS. I hope that it will align automatically, but I am
not sure about this. I will use debian unstable, possible even some parts
from experimental with kernel 2.6.38 or better 2.6.39 for best Sandybridge
If interested I report back what I find when I do the Linux installation.
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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