Boot configuration

Matthew Saltzman mjs at
Tue Dec 2 02:50:47 UTC 2003

On Mon, 1 Dec 2003, [iso-8859-1] Arturo Duran wrote:

> About GRUB on a place other than the MBR, it may
> indeed be installed elsewhere...

Yes, I've had it installed in a primary partition (/boot) before.  This is
necessary with the S2D partition, because the S2D function apparently
modifies the MBR.  That's always worked fine.

> As to how to use it there, I've never done it:

You just mark that partition as "active" with fdisk.

My concern is that it might not work the same in the extended partition
or a logical one.  It seemed plausible that a logical partition might  not
be locatable by the BIOS boot loader, or that the extended partition could
not be marked active for some reason.

> hopefully an answer by someone else in this list will
> help

Hope so.  You're the only respondent so far.


> Regards,
> Arturo Duran

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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