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Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?

Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« on: July 02, 2017, 02:33:14 AM »
Will SME10 partition disks using GPT on fresh install?

I have some unused disk space I would like to access on my 3Tb disks.
Of course, I expect that I will need to backup and restore, rather than upgrade.

Thanks

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Re: Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2017, 03:48:40 AM »
Sme 10 is based on centos 7, based on rhel 7.

see about this :  https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50389

Re: Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2017, 07:21:20 AM »
SME install options are specified in the Anaconda script - I know that Centos7 can install GPT partitions if selected.
The question is whether the SME10 installer will also do so automatically.

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Re: Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 04:04:19 PM »
If you have a look at the SME 10 alpha ISO, we currently use a kick start script to make a base partitioning, but you have access to the GUI installer as default installation, and you can play with the partitioning tool.

I can only suggest you to test and report.

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Re: Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 04:26:07 PM »
I'd add that the graphical installation is also available for SME9. Even if I have not tested, it can probably manage > 2TB disks (I have never tested though, as I always use small disk for the base system, and then add larger disks for the data, mounted on /home/e-smith/files)
C'est la fin du monde !!! :lol:

Re: Will SME10 partition disk using GPT?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 05:46:03 AM »
So I discovered that VMWare Workstation 12 supports UEFI boot and I created VM with a 3Tb virtual disk (thank goodness for sparse vmdk files).

Looks like it works. Just crossing my fingers that my 2012 era motherboard has a suitable bios.