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Re: Partitioning

bhmit1@mail.wm.edu wrote:

 > Fdisk does the partition table only, use lilo for the MBR.

  The partition table is part of (contained in) the MBR.  Assuming you
refer to the MBR _software_: if fdisk doesn't find a boot sector
signature in the MBR, it _will_ install it's own software to the MBR. If
the signature is present, it will leave the software alone and just
update the partition table.  This sounds like perfectly reasonable
behaviour to me.  The (unfortunately undocumented) switch '/mbr' makes
fdisk overwrite the MBR software regardless of the presence of a


Gertjan Klein <gklein@xs4all.nl>
The Boot Control home page: http://www.xs4all.nl/~gklein/bcpage.html

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