Gparted is implicilty converting my protective MBR to a hybrid MBR without asking me and without telling me, thus breaking everything I'm trying to do (making a NTFS partition that's accessible on Windows 7).
After creating a new GPT partition table on a USB stick using Gparted (0.32.0) I can confirm with
gdiskthat the MBR is protective.
After creating a new NTFS partition (with an identical label and partition name) with the same Gparted, I can confirm with
gdiskthat the MBR is now hybrid.
I didn't ask for a hybrid MBR, only for a new NTFS partition.
Gparted has been my go to partition editor for a long time, but this I find almost unforgivable. Is there a good reason why it does this?
There are no obvious technical limitations of why it can't leave the protective MBR alone, since
gdisk had no trouble converting the MBR to a protective MBR after Gparted had ruined it.
- Macbook Air (2012) (no official support for UEFI)
- Running Ubuntu MATE from a live USB
- Gparted 0.32.0, operating on a 32 GB Sandisk Extreme
Result: unable to access partitions in Windows 7/10 until I manually convert from hybrid to protective MBR.