[arch-general] Quick question about post-MBR gap?

Matthew Monaco dgbaley27 at 0x01b.net
Wed Jul 18 15:54:09 EDT 2012

On 07/18/2012 12:46 PM, mike cloaked wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 7:40 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I am planning a test install using the new arch-install-scripts via the
>> latest netinstall images from releng (from today's date).
>> I know that for a system where I blow away all previous disc partitions and
>> partition from scratch I can create a 2MiB partition (using MBR and NOT GPT
>> partitioning) before the first formatted partition on the HD and install
>> grub2 during the base install. However can someone please tell me
>> explicitly if, for a system with only BIOS (no UEFI at all), and no GPT
>> partitioning but just plain old MBR partitioning - is the recommended 2MiB
>> post-MBR gap still a "requirement" for that specific situation for grub2 to
>> work?

I use grub2 with msdos partitioning and no gap.

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