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Re: grub can't access system



On Sep 19, 2005, Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net> wrote:

> Once upon a time, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva redhat com> said:
>> On Sep 19, 2005, Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net> wrote:
>> > Once upon a time, Alexandre Oliva <aoliva redhat com> said:
>> >> On Sep 18, 2005, Jim Cornette <fct-cornette insight rr com> wrote:
>> >> > It is my understanding that the /boot partition has to be on a primary
>> >> > partition.
>> >> 
>> >> Nope, not true.  It works just fine as a logical partition.
>> 
>> > Only if you write GRUB (or some other "smart" boot loader) to the MBR.
>> 
>> Again, not true.  It works for me on hda5 and hda6, each a /boot for a
>> different installation of Fedora, and each one can chain-load the
>> other, so both work just fine.

> What is the MBR boot loader?  The standard DOS/Windows MBR (on a dual
> boot system) will not boot a logical partition.

Oh, I do have grub installed in the MBR as well, loading the rest of
GRUB out of the extended partitions.

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Alexandre Oliva         http://www.lsd.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}


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