On 29/06/12 07:22, David Haller wrote:
On Fri, 29 Jun 2012, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
OK, I now have the new disk. Unfortunately, it turns out that GPT is
not an option, since Grub can't dual boot an UEFI/GPT installed
Windows 7 (you can't install Windows on a GPT disk if you don't
perform a UEFI install of Windows.)
You need to boot Windows directly via EFI, and linux via an EFI
elilo or grub-efi or grub2 loader (elilo.efi/grub.efi/grubx64.efi in
And if Grub can do it, then it's much more difficult to set up
compared to a BIOS boot. I surely don't have a clue as to how to do
"Booting from GPT on BIOS-Based Computers", esp. subsection "Windows"
and "Hybrid MBR Issues").
(titled: "Hybrid MBRs: The Good, the Bad, and the So Ugly You'll Tear
Your Eyes Out"
I settled with an MBR-based boot solution and MSDOS partitioning, like
before. It's easy to setup. The whole EFI multiboot setup does not
seem worth the effort to me. If it was easier to setup, I'd go for it,
but as it stands, it's a nightmare to work with.