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[New: openFATE 314746] Add Package gptfdisk to ALL openSUSE Installlation Disks
Feature added by: James McDaniel (jdmcdaniel3)

Feature #314746, revision 1
Title: Add Package gptfdisk to ALL openSUSE Installlation Disks

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Mandatory

Requested by: James McDaniel (jdmcdaniel3)
Partner organization:

GPT Partitioned disks are becoming much more common and so the ability to deal
with these disks in every way must be native to ALL openSUSE installation
media. The gptfdisk package seems to fill that need and should be included by
default. Please consider adding in the package gptfdisk to ALL new openSUSE
12.3 installation media.

Thank You,

Test Case:
Try to create a dual boot between Windows 8 and openSUSE 12.2 on a pre-existing
GPD partitioned disk (with secure boot disabled). You need the package gptfdisk
utilities to make the right partition types.

Use Case:
The gptfdisk package allows you to manually create the right partition types on
a GPT disk when the automatic installer fails to do so. It makes it possible to
deal with and create dual booting GPT disks. Using the UEFI mode of openSUSE
does work, but often you can not create the right partition types manually when
it is required.

Business case (Partner benefit): openSUSE musty be able to automatically or manually deal with all
disk types such as GPT partition disks on a UEFI based PC. Add this package and
we will have the right tools that we need.

openSUSE Feature:

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