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Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order? RRS feed

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  • Can one disk drive have MBR partitions followed by GPT partitions ? Or of the reverse order?

    the illustration (kind of mini tool partition layout) :

    Disk 1:

    Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status

                 letter 

    1                            primary      MBR          system active

    2           C                primary     MBR          boot

    3           D                primary      MBR        none

    4           E                 primary     MBR         none

    5            J                primary      GPT         none

    6            K                 primary     GPT        none

    7            L      ...                        GPT

    8            M     ...

    9            N

    ...

    17           X    ...                           GPT  ...

    ... so on

    or its reverse:

    Volume   drive    Partition    Part. style   Status

                 letter 

    1                            primary      GPT          system active

    2           C                primary     GPT          boot

    3           D                primary      GPT        none

    4           E                 primary     GPT         none

    5            F                primary      GPT        none

    6            G               primary      GPT         none

    7            J                primary      MBR        none

    8            K               primary      MBR

    9            ..

    10          M    ...                           MBR


    If yes how to make it such and by using which tool that'd perform best and easiest ?






    • Edited by abdulbadii Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:47 PM
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:58 PM

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  • Hi,

    Master boot record (MBR) disks use the standard BIOS partition table.

    MBR partition style is for disk, not for volume.

    You could use diskpart command to see the disk partition style.

    Here is a link for your reference.

    DiskPart Command-Line Options:

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(v=ws.10).aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by Vera Hu Thursday, November 30, 2017 6:58 AM
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017 5:07 AM
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    Friday, December 1, 2017 11:01 AM
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