Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#13524 new bug

BootManager cannot boot any GPT partition beyond 2.2 TB

Reported by: vidrep Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/BootManager Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


Large multi terabyte disks are now becoming the norm along with multi boot installations. Currently, the Haiku boot menu, installed using BootManager, is incapable of booting any partition created beyond 2.2TB. The only way to do it now, is by selecting the partition to boot in the boot menu, on a 64 bit Haiku installation CD or USB stick.

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comment:1 by pulkomandy, 3 years ago

The bootmanager is supposed to work only on disks using the MBR, which is also limited to that size.

We need a bootmanager replacement for GPT based drives. Possibly we could skip the BIOS+GPT case and wait for the UEFI work to be finished, as that will solve both issues. We may still need a bootman-like menu for UEFI.

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