Recently I was checking into my partition scheme on my dual boot laptop (Peppermint OS, Windows 10). I was surprised by the output from parted /dev/sda12 (my Linux root partition)
Model: Unknown (unknown) Disk /dev/sda12: 178GB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: loop Disk Flags: Number Start End Size File system Flags 1 0.00B 178GB 178GB ext4
What exactly is partition table "loop". I am not using LVM or encryption. When I run parted /dev/sda I do get gpt as my partition table. But each partition shows as loop (both Linux and Windows). I assume that the dual boot scenario might be causing this. I am using UEFI.
Why this occurs?