installation issue 1
Patrick.Dupre at univ-littoral.fr
Sat Mar 2 21:57:38 UTC 2013
Quoting sam, 02 mar 2013 Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us>:
> On Sat, Mar 02, 2013 at 10:20:21PM +0100, Patrick Dupre wrote:
>> Thinking about the isntallation issues, I have 2 concerns:
>> First one.
>> What should be the size left over the 1st partition of the disk for
>> the MBR? I may not have enough size.
>> Is it documented?
> MBR is pre-reserved space at the front of the disk, before the
> first partition. AFAIK you can't put a partition there, so you've
> no need to worry about it.
I do not think so.
If there is not enough room in front of the first partition, the MBR
is not going to
fit. I already had this glitch.
fdisk -l /dev/sda
/dev/sda1 4096 6008309 3002107 82 Linux swap / Solaris
gives enough room for the MBR, but
fdisk -l /dev/sdb
/dev/sdb1 63 24981074 12490506 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
probably does not give me enough room to fit properly a MBR
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