There are many advantages of GPT disks compared to Master Boot Record (MBR). MBR was introduced back in 1983, any technology being that old has a restriction in modern day computing, and MBR is no other. If you are interested, feel free to read up on the comparison between MBR and GPT, but I won’t be explaining the differences here. Instead, I want to explain the issues I had with GPT and how to resolve it.

I tried to dual boot my Windows ten desktop computer with a new Linux OS (Debian based). I started off with Elementary OS, but then found some of the bugs annoying and moved to Linux Mint. I had the same issues on both distribution, and I wasted a lot of time trying to fix it. So I would recommend not convert your hard disk to GPT and install Linux on it unless you know what you are doing.