Alright, I have a Lenovo V570 laptop
- 750 GB hard drive, so it doesn't have the 2TB MBR limitation
When I installed Fedora 17, I was left with no choice other than creating a GPT partition scheme. This wiped out my Windows 7 OS but who cares, I never use it anyway.
The problem is, I have all this extra disk space sitting there and I can't figure out how to dual boot any other OS with the UEFI boot and GPT scheme.
I've searched various threads asking about installing Fedora to a standard MBR partitioning scheme. Here's what I've tried, and failed at.
- use ISO Master to remove the EFI directory and all files with the .efi extension, then burn the new image to USB. This results in an unbootable USB image.
- Add the nogpt option to the Fedora Live Image kernel. This does nothing, I'm still told the bootable partition must have a GPT label and that a stage 1 bootloader has not been created.
I have srs' excellent rEFInd boot manager installed, but can't figure out how to make it dual boot.
Anyone have any ideas about a next step? I'm open to one of two possibilities.
1. Recreate an MBR partition and reinstall Fedora 17.
2. Get some guidance on how to dual boot with rEFInd.
P.S. - This forced GPT issue doesn't exist on any earlier version of Fedora - particularly F16.