[arch-general] Adding new disks > 2T to system that boots with grub, can GPT be used for new disks?

L. Rose lists at lrose.de
Mon Mar 21 15:10:14 UTC 2016

Unless you want to boot from the new disks, you should be able to use 
GPT on them. Are you sure you're using GRUB legacy?

On 21.03.2016 03:33, David C. Rankin wrote:
> All,
>    I'm confused by the partitioning wiki
> (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Partitioning). It says:
> If using GRUB legacy as the bootloader, one must use MBR
>    What about adding disks to this system? Must they be partitioned MBR or can I
> use GPT on the additional disks. (I haven't used GPT before, so this has me
> stumped).
>    Current setup is Arch booting from grub (grub2) on 1T raid1 mdadm array. I
> have a pair of 3T drives I want to add to the system. (as a 3T raid1 mdadm array).
>    I want to use the entire disk in a single partition which is why I want to
> partition the disks GPT (leaving 100M unpartitioned at the end).
>    Can I use GPT on the new disks, or am I stuck with MBR?

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