MBR or GPT for a external enclosure hard drive?

jrbuergel

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Should I format with MBR or GPT for a external enclosure hard drive with a newer Windows 10 system with GPT and UEFI, to then install and boot Mint and Mate Linux? The newer computer is a store parts built system from 2018, and the external drive enclosure is connected by eSATA.
 
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mohittomar13

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I would say the one that is required by the OS you want to install. Well GPT is more common these days.
 

jrbuergel

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Okay thanks and that is what I did, I used Windows 10 to convert it to GPT, which worked quick and easy.
 

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