Is there a way I can convert an MBR partition setup to a GPT partitions with out having to destroy all my data?
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http://www.rodsbooks.com/gdisk/mbr2gpt.html Is what you want.
From the page: One of the more unusual features of gdisk is its ability to read an MBR partition table or BSD disklabel and convert it to GPT format without damaging the contents of the partitions on the disk.