[syslinux] [PATCH 1/2] Match comment with code

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Dec 17 15:35:00 PST 2013

> I assume that the intention to use a (theoretical and desired) match 
> between the partition ID and the filesystem is to "imitate" the 
> common traditional MBR usage, for a (theoretical) closer backward 
> compatibility.
> Now, if the newer T13 documentation doesn't specifically refer to 
> "ED" as partition ID for the "hybrid" MBR boot code handover in GPT, 
> then some questions remain:
> _ Is the original desire *not* to use "EE" still relevant?
> _ If no particular "matched" ID is used in gptmbr.bin, should "ED" 
> still be used? I wonder whether it would be better to change it 
> (back) to "EE" (?).
> FWIW, UEFI 2.4 says:
> [quote]
> 0xEE (i.e., GPT Protective) is used by a protective MBR (see 5.2.2) 
> to define a fake partition 
> covering the entire disk.
> [/quote]

Honestly, I don't think it matters.


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