Re: debinst: non-msdos partition table creation support
Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> In Sun, 05 Nov 2000 23:14:16 +1100 Glenn McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
Are you sure ?
I can understand that this would be the case for OS's that use the boot
indicator flag to work out which partition to boot from, but linux
doesnt use this, and pretty much ignores the BIOS for everything.