I want to create a MBR partition table with GParted. In the confirmation window I can choose between various types of partition table. Default is
msdos. Is it the same as MBR partition table?
I'm running GParted off Ubuntu LiveCD.
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Yes msdos is the same as MBR so use it.
The MBR partitioning scheme is the same regardless of OS (and should work provided your drive is < 2.2TB). FDISK as well as the other equivalents will do this for you.
If you want the partition to be "MSDOS" compatible you will need to select a FAT partition type - The highest version will depend on the version of MSDos.
For MS-DOS 2.x type 1 (FAT 12) For MS-DOS 3.0 or greater type 6 (FAT 16)
Note that versions of MS-Dos prior to 3.3 you can only have a single partition, and before MS-DOS 4.0 the largest partition was 32 Megs. If you are wanting a "Windows Compatible" type, select FAT 32 (type b). This is probably what gparted uses.