# gpt installs in OpenSuSE 10.2 … grrrrrr

Suppose you have a x86_64 box, I dunno, able to put 8+TB usable in 3U. Suppose you want to load OpenSuSE 10.2 on it. Suppose you want to keep the partitioning simple, and not do any fancy tricks to eek out another few percentage of performance, so you build your RAID6 with 2 hot spares. Now you have this big hunk-a-chunk-a disk.
Now install OpenSuSE 10.2 on it. After you are done you discover ….

… it wrote an msdos label to the disk. Not a gpt label.
Which means you have to go back and do it again … though … OpenSuSE 10.2 doesn’t actually write GPT labels to disk. You have to get into rescue mode, then
parted /dev/somethingorother mklabel gpt
sync, reboot, rinse twice, …
and then during partitioning, it cautions you about using gpt.