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MBR vs GPT - which are better for Fedora?

asked 2014-08-12 04:14:15 -0600

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updated 2015-03-28 10:30:40 -0600

Which type of disk, MBR or GPT delivers more performance out of a hard disk? Which one will support Fedora better and run on newer software? Is MBR better than GPT? I've recently heard something about extended partitions and am really confused right now. Does Fedora work better on GPT?

Thanks for your help! Really appreciate it!

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answered 2014-08-15 05:18:41 -0600

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GPT is really good - it supports more features, more size, better for Fedora!

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answered 2017-07-18 02:09:24 -0600

MBR VS GPT, how to choose? When installing operating system, you might be asked whether you want to use MBR or GPT partition table format. This part sums up several rules that can help you decide which to choose. If you just want to know how to choose between MBR and GPT instead of learning technical details, then follow advice below:

  1. If the capacity of your hard drive exceeds 2TB, you should choose GUID partition table (GPT) partitioning scheme, so that you can make use of all storage space.
  2. If the motherboard on your computer supports UEFI (Unified Extensile Firmware), you can choose GPT.
  3. If the motherboard uses legacy BIOS system, you should choose MBR. BIOS does not support GPT-partitioned volumes.
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