Section 3.2 of the current GRUB2 986431 and 979805 indicate not. In 986431, a Dell PC, the first partition (containing a Dell utility) started at sector 36 (maybe a 4K sector disk?) and in 979805, a refurbished Lenovo laptop, the first partition started at sector 28. The responses to these bug reports by some people was interesting: The best thing to do might be to contact NBWN and let them know that their disk partitioning is incompatible with Fedora The standard here is what the Windows installer does, not what Dell’s inept manufacturing process produces. Have you called Dell tech
This post discusses how to upgrade your Fedora 16 system from a MBR partitioned boot disk booted using GRUB Legacy to a GPT partitioned disk booted using GRUB2.
It goes without saying that you should back up all essential data and files before attempting an upgrade. As superuser, drop down to runlevel 3 (init 3), i.e. non-GUI multiuser and execute the following commands in the order that they are shown below. # rpm –import https://fedoraproject.org/static/A82BA4B7.txt # yum -y update yum # yum clean all # yum -y –releasever=16 –disableplugin=presto distro-sync That is it. Reboot your system to ensure that the upgrade to Fedora 16 was successful. Note that your multiboat loader will still be Legacy GRUB and partitioning on the boot fdisk will still be MBR (Master Boot