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Partitioning ssd

Postby pythagorasmk » 2020-01-25 13:09

I have bought new computer with ssd. I have never install operating system on ssd. I wnt to be dual boot, windows + Debian. Is there any difference between partitioning ordinary hard drive and ssd. Also, what to choose, MBR or GPT?
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Re: Partitioning ssd

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-25 14:12

pythagorasmk wrote:Is there any difference between partitioning ordinary hard drive and ssd

No.

pythagorasmk wrote:MBR or GPT?

You'll need a GPT disk for Windows if you want to boot in UEFI mode (to take advantage of Secure Boot): https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Du ... imitations

Be sure to also boot the Debian installer in UEFI mode or you won't get a menu entry for Windows: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Du ... imitations
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Re: Partitioning ssd

Postby pythagorasmk » 2020-01-25 16:17

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Be sure to also boot the Debian installer in UEFI mode or you won't get a menu entry for Windows: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Du ... imitations

How to boot debian installer in UEFI mod?
Also if I use GPT, and if I use USB Hard drive for backup (not for boot) but with MBR, can I access the hard drive?
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Re: Partitioning ssd

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-25 16:28

pythagorasmk wrote:How to boot debian installer in UEFI mod?

Make sure that UEFI is enabled and that Legacy mode (also known as CSM) is disabled in your firmware ("BIOS") options.

pythagorasmk wrote:if I use GPT, and if I use USB Hard drive for backup (not for boot) but with MBR, can I access the hard drive?

Same as you would with an msdos ("MBR") partition table on the system drive, it shouldn't make any difference.
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