Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win 7

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Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win 7

Postby trancephorm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:29 am

Hello!

Seems like a very complicated thing to achieve dual boot (Mint 14 KDE & Windows 7) on my setup... Actually I tried it 2 years ago and I gave up. Now I'm even more determined to switch to Linux and I want to try again because things may be different now...

As far as I can see, my board does not support legacy boot, only EFI, there's no option like "legacy boot" in bios, or similar, and in all the tutorials I saw, they say you temporarily need to switch to legacy boot... and I need my disks to be GPT because I need partition > 2 TB. Actually, I use 2x2TB stripped volume with two logical disks, one is system ~170 GB, the rest of 3.8 TB is data...

Also tried Wubi thing - doesn't work, but that's the kind of path I don't wanna go...

Can please someone help? Thanks...
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Re: Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win

Postby catweazel on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:44 am

I searched google and read the manual. As far as I can see, your board does not support EFI boot, only legacy.
and I need my disks to be GPT because I need partition > 2 TB

Who told you that? ext4 supports partitions up to 1 exabyte and files up to 16 terabytes in size.
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Re: Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win

Postby trancephorm on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:58 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_boot_record article says it can't be bigger than 2 TB
as for my board, thanks... somehow i was thinking completely opposite... Still is there some tutorial someone can recommend?
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Re: Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win

Postby trancephorm on Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:38 am

Think I've found the tutorial... http://kevinmccaughey.org/?p=182 Will update on how it works...
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Re: Asus P5P43TD-PRO + partitions>2GB (GPT) + dual boot Win

Postby trancephorm on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:39 am

Finally, I found out it's impossible because mdadm –assemble –scan returns nothing (mdadm can't detect ich10r intel raid controller and arrays on it). It's related to some bug.
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