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Re: Use of disklabel, MBR and GPT

Martin Husemann <> writes:

> You did not stress the (from my POV) most important points of all this mess:
>  - if you need the disk to be accessible from other systems, you need to
>    use a partitioning scheme they understand. MBR works for DOS and older
>    windows, GPT works for nearly everything newer. Disklabel only works
>    for older Unix systems or NetBSD.

Very true, but also: If the disk needs to be readable by some  device
which of course has a microcontroller but isn't a "real computer", it's
very likely it can only deal with MBR.  Examples are Garmin GPS
receivers, cameras, and things like that.

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