--- At Tue, 29 Jan 2008 20:26:00 +0000, Anton Altaparmakov wrote:
>Just an idea:
>Download and install rEFIt. Then run its MBR synchronization tool and it
>will bring the MBR in sync with the GPT. Note the GPT is ALWAYS the
>master, the MBR is only a shadow of the GPT and is only used by Windows to
>boot. Both OSX and Linux only use the GPT when present though having both
>mismatched could cause problems as you say...
Thank you for reminding me about rEFIt. I'd forgotten it did this.
My question however, is still, why does the MBR care what GPT looks
like? Why do the indexes have to match? Why can't I just combine the
sectors for the boot partition into the system partition in the MBR
I understand keeping the sectors straight for those partitions that are
mountable. But Windows isn't really going to mount the HFS partition (at
least on my system. yes, I know it's possible).
I'm just wondering why the two partition maps have to match? As an
asside, they don't really match. The first partition that includes all
the EFI partition also includes some extra free space used at the
beginning of the disk as well as the GPT partition table.
I'm wondering what the real story is here.
Thanks again for the reminder.
>On Tue, 29 Jan 2008, Duane Murphy wrote:
>> How do I get Boot Camp and boot!=root to play nicely with each other?
>> It seems I can get close, but Windows is unhappy and won't completely
>> There must be something I am missing.
>> In order to boot!=root to work, the partition following the root
>> partition must be the boot partition. But Boot Camp wants to boot from
>> partition 3.
>> I updated the MBR partition map (using fdisk) to include the boot
>> partition and Windows starts but it won't finish booting and ends up
>> It seems like the GPT partition map shouldn't matter as the MBR
>> partition map is correct, there's just spaced used that is left out of
>> the MBR map.
>> Any clues? Is it possible to get boot!=root and Boot Camp to play together?
>> Thanks for the help,
>> And now gpt is upset about the partition map :-(
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