New GPT partition type GUID for Linux data partition
Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:46 pm
There is a new GPT partition type GUID for the Linux data partition, so Linux and Windows data partition can be differentiated.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GUID_Parti ... type_GUIDsPreviously Linux used the same GUID for the data partitions as Windows. Linux never had a separate unique partition type GUID defined for its data partitions. This created problems when dual-booting Linux and Windows in UEFI-GPT setup. This new GUID was defined jointly by
GPT fdisk and GNU Parted developers. It is identified as type code 8300 in GPT fdisk.
Windows Basic data partition EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7
Linux filesystem data 0FC63DAF-8483-4772-8E79-3D69D8477DE4