installation issue 1

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sat Mar 2 22:00:20 UTC 2013

Am 02.03.2013 22:57, schrieb Patrick Dupre:
> If there is not enough room in front of the first partition, the MBR is not going to
> fit. I already had this glitch

this has NOTHING to to with the MBR
it is GRUB2 which is bloated like a OS itself

> For example:
> fdisk -l /dev/sda
> /dev/sda1            4096     6008309     3002107   82  Linux swap / Solaris
> gives enough room for the MBR, but

it gives you enough room for GRUB2
any modern partitioning tool starts the first partition at 2048

> 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

is a partition scheme created many years go

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