DAZ Loader on BIOS (NON-UEFI) GPT RAID ARRAY 10TB? Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Yuji Saeki, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Yuji Saeki

    Yuji Saeki MDL Novice

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    I've got eh, good setup...except motherboard isn't UEFI. BIOS with Nvidia chipset. I used Nvidia to RAID my drives together as a single 10TB 'drive' and Windows 7 refuses to install to it as it is GPT but BIOS is not UEFI...Wondering if UEFI-partition mod will work but DAZ...how to fit this into the mix?
     
  2. Daz

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    You'd probably have issues with the drive being so large so a BIOS mod may be the best method for your setup.
     
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  3. Yuji Saeki

    Yuji Saeki MDL Novice

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    #3 Yuji Saeki, Dec 17, 2011
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    I've read there is a 'UEFI' for BIOS people...installs on a FAT32 partition and emulates UEFI transparently. Maybe another wonderful and elegant DAZ solution could be made, DAZ-UEFI? :D Didn't *expect* you to response to my post, many thanks DAZ. For more information: rodsbooks.com/bios2uefi/

    I don't see a BIOS mod being an answer though to my situation. I've got the NF980-G65 at the moment. Is it because of UEFI having API that might circumvent it or is it due to expecting 16/32-bit pmode instead of lmode?
     
  4. Rel0k

    Rel0k MDL Novice

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    Daz, by the way I understand your current MOD is not working with GPT formatted Drives because your mod doens't work on GPT Partition Table, but since now is 2013, I don't understand why you aren't creating one that works on GPT too, I'm not that experienced to know why you didn't code anything to work on GPT so I ask you if it would be that difficult to make the loader work on GPT or if other problems are involved.

    No matter what,
    Thanks for your work.
     
  5. Daz

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    #5 Daz, Jan 9, 2013
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    The loader (boot loader) is a forked version of GRUB4DOS and GRUB4DOS doesn't support GPT at all. So to make the loader work on GPT would mean rebuilding the whole thing. I don't have the time to do that anymore so we recommend that people who don't have 2TB+ drives to use MBR instead. It's not an ideal solution for everyone, but it works.
     
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    Rel0k MDL Novice

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    I've a 3TB HD that's why I asked, anyway thanks for your rapid answer I appreciate clarity. Thanks for your effort :)