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Re: GRUB maintainership

> OK.  I can do both the above easily enough, but doesn't having 0-based
> numbering for disks and 1-based for slices seem a bit inconsistent? (maybe
> this is just the math geek in me...)

It sure does.  It's not self-consistent.  But we have all been so scarred
already by the irrational horrors perpetrated on us by the PC world that
it's now more important to be consistent with the canonical inconsistency
than to offer something self-consistent but inconsistent with the internal
inconsistency of everything else.  

> ...but the newer BIOS interfaces are really out for the first sector.
> There's just not nearly enough room to do this while providing
> compatibility with the old interface, which we still need for some time.

If LILO can do it, why can't you?

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