View Full Version : New Technology, BIOS to EFI, GUID Partition Table

March 22nd, 2010, 12:20 AM
I did a search to see if the thread had been discussed at all but was unable to find one. It appears that legacy 512 sector technology is limiting further advances in both the BIOS and in larger HDDS.



"While operating systems have come a long way over the years, BIOS control has remained looking like the old school days of DOS. I guess that's been okay with me, I don't mind paging through screens of plain text at 640x480. But ASUStek is upping the game with a GUI BIOS on the EFI-capable P5Q line of motherboards that uses color and mouse control to change settings inside the BIOS. I have to admit, it looks like a generational leap over the BIOS on my relatively new ASUS motherboard."

The article from arstechnica also explains the limitiation regarding 2Terabyte drives. My question is :
Is Ubuntu able to incorporate these changes into the OS, or is this too early to look for any changes that may appear in 2011, 2012 ?
Would anybody like to comment ?

March 22nd, 2010, 09:35 PM
While I have not tried installing Linux on any EFI capable motherboard, looking it up on Wikipedia shows that Linux has been able to boot from it for a while.


April 15th, 2010, 05:23 PM
What's the status of Lucid installing to a system with EFI. Does the installer create the EFI partition and install a grub image correctly?