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Re: Grub Manual



Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
Les Mikesell wrote:
Grub can boot from any partition that bios can find, and you'd instruct
grub about it with the root (hdx,x) notation for the drive/partition. It
doesn't care about the linux device name, how the data got on that
partition, or whether it is ever mounted anywhere once the system starts.

With the typical installation, doesn't the file system on the
partition have to be one that Grub understands?

Yes, grub needs to know enough about the filesystem structure to find its files. But it knows nothing about where or if that filesystem would be mounted when the OS is up and running - which is the part you need to know when you modify those files.

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  Les Mikesell
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