[parted-devel] RfD: Do not clobber the BootCode in GPT PMBRs

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Feb 26 01:19:45 UTC 2009

Joel Granados wrote:
> Just read this going throuhg 3 months of backed up parted mail.  You
> make a very good point but I think going agains the spec is not the way
> to go.  This would increase the possibility of incompatibilities with
> other UEFI spec implementations other than what parted has (which I'm
> not al all sure it complies 100% :)
> For me, this is a big question mark ATM.

It's not going against spec.  The UEFI spec doesn't specify what goes in 
that area, and it is *guaranteed* to break GPT booting on BIOS 
platforms, which is about as disastrous as you can get.


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