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Re: raid1 bootable disks

Lennart Sorensen <lsorense@csclub.uwaterloo.ca> writes:

> On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 11:17:57PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Except some bios does.
> But all the bios is _supposed_ to do, is run the code in the MBR.  The
> rest isn't any of its business.  I suppose some like compaq and IBM that
> thought putting a special partition on the disk to store the bios setup
> code might have a reason to do a bit more.
> --
> Len Sorensen

Since when has that ever stoped any vendor from screwing up? I had a
system with bootloader in the mbr refuse to boot unless I had a MS-Dos
partition table with bootable partition present. Didn't matter what
partition (e.g. my swap). Took me ages to figure that one out.


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