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Yes, after cloning the disk, you can use gdisk to perform in-place conversion of the DOS/MBR label to a GPT one. (There is no specific menu command for that – the label will be automatically converted to GPT as soon as you use w to write it.) (For scripts, the same thing can be done non-interactively using sgdisk --mbrtogpt.) Alternatively, first create a ...


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As @Bib says in a comment above... Creating a filesystem on a bare disk, without partitioning, is fully possible; you might even succeed overwriting a previous partition table/actions (clearing it? I have never tried that). But then, I would not be surprised if there is at least one OS in the world that might not be 'happy' with it. That would be: $ sudo ...


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