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Thinking of replacing your boot drive with an Advanced Format disk in your older Intel BIOS based Linux server? Though it shouldn't be necessary on a GPT based drive, get ready to ignore fdisk warnings and set that boot flag. Using parted to align your partitions? Get ready to use fdisk again.

Added a Seagate ST3000DM001 to my D945GCLF2D over the weekend. Let's just say I learned plenty about MBR, GPT, BIOS Boot Partition, GRUB2 installing to the MBR of the first drive (even if it happens to be your installation media), etc.

http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/bios.html
Legacy BIOS Issues with GPT. by Rod Smith, rodsmith@rodsbooks.com. Last Web page update: 6/26/2011, referencing GPT fdisk version 0.7.2. Support This Project. Note: This page is part of the documentat...
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