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Manage Partitions with GParted How-to by Curtis Gedak

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Appendix: Tips and tricks

Following are some tips and tricks to help you manage partitions on different devices with GParted.

Maintaining Mac OS X hybrid partition table

Mac OS X uses a hybrid partition table scheme that is a combination of GPT and MS-DOS partition tables. This hybrid partition table scheme is non-standard. When you edit the hybrid partition table, GParted will make the GPT align with GPT standards by writing a single protective entry in the MS-DOS portion of the hybrid partition table. This causes the partition entries in the MS-DOS portion to be lost, and prevents some operating systems from booting, such as 32-bit versions of Windows.

Fortunately these MS-DOS partition entries can be recreated from the GPT partition entries. When ...

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