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Re: Futuer of grub/grub2 to F11



Hi.

On Wed, 31 Dec 2008 00:30:10 -0500, Lyos Gemini Norezel wrote:

> Most laptops (ie., Win$hit boxen) don't need a /boot or even a swap 
> partition.

Right. Instead you get a bootloader which encodes some magic values in the
first sectors of the hard drive which fails spectacularily once the
underlying disk geometry changes just a little bit.

I spent a handful of minutes last week moving a Fedora from one machine
into a quite different one (dd-copying the hard disks over), and
the system booted immediately.

I then spent one and a half days getting a Windows 2000 image (from
a running system) to work under qemu, because qemu assumed a slightly
different disk geometry and the windows bootloader exploded.

I'll take the boot partition.


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