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Re: debinst: non-msdos partition table creation support

In Sun, 05 Nov 2000 23:14:16 +1100 Glenn McGrath <bug1@optushome.com.au> cum veritate scripsit :

> > > I understand how msdos partition tables work now, its just a bunch of
> > > ugly hacks to make use of legacy structures that are long obsolete.
> > >
> > > msdos partitions need to be supported for machines that need microsoft
> > > compatability (and other OS's ?), but i think that we should provided
> > > users the ability to create a non-crap partition table.
> > 
> > You need them to boot.
> Oh, really... is that a limitation of the bootloader or the kernel, i
> just assumed you could boot from any partition table the kernel
> supported.

On a PC, BIOS needs to be able to read it first, before anything else.


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