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

Joel Granados jgranado at redhat.com
Thu Feb 26 09:36:28 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 05:19:45PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.

oops, yep, got mixed up with the legacy partition table.  Which *should*
be changed to make other apps understand that what is contained in the
disk is gpt compliant.

I really see no reason why we are zeroing this out.


> 	-hpa

Joel Andres Granados
Brno, Czech Republic, Red Hat.

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