How to Make a GPT Drive Bootable
A GPT (GUID Partition Table) drive is a type of hard drive that uses the GUID partition table format for storing data. This type of drive is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to store larger amounts of data than traditional MBR (Master Boot Record) drives. In order to make a GPT drive bootable, there are several steps that must be taken.
Step 1: Create a Partition Table
The first step in making a GPT drive bootable is to create a partition table. This can be done using a program such as GParted or Disk Utility. The partition table should include at least one primary partition and one extended partition. The primary partition should be set as active and should contain the operating system files.
Step 2: Install an Operating System
Once the partition table has been created, the next step is to install an operating system on the primary partition. This can be done by inserting an installation disc into the computer and following the instructions provided by the installer. Once the installation is complete, the computer should be able to boot from the GPT drive.
Step 3: Set Up Boot Loader
The final step in making a GPT drive bootable is to set up a boot loader. This can be done using programs such as GRUB or LILO. These programs will allow the computer to recognize and load the operating system when it starts up. Once this is done, the GPT drive should be fully bootable.