The GUID Partition Table (GPT) was introduced as a part of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) initiative. GPT provides a more flexible mechanism for partitioning disks than the older Master Boot Record (MBR) partitioning scheme that has been common to PCs.
A partition is a contiguous space of storage on a physical or logical disk that functions as though it were a physically separate disk. Partitions are visible to the system firmware and the installed operating systems. The system firmware controls access to a partition before the system boots the operating system, and then the operating system controls this access after it starts.
GUID Partition Table (PDF)
This document provides a step-by-step guide to install an operating system into GPT Disk on Intel Hardware RAID, under uEFI environment.
File name: gpt_white_paper_1_1.pdf
Size: 4.0 MB
Date: April 2015
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