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Re: RAID Questions

On 07/06/2010 04:44 PM, Bob Proulx wrote:
Kent West wrote:
I'm thinking this must be a bug in the installer's partitioner. If I let
the install create partitions automatically, the bootable flag is set.
But if I unset it and then try to re-set it, or if I manually create
partitions, I can not set the bootable flag. It stays "off".
It might be a bug.  But is it an important bug?  I think you can
ignore it.  As a technical fault I would only rate it as minor.

As far as I know the bootable flag isn't important for anything these
days.  AFAIK it is only a piece of legacy lint left over in the system
from the old days when MSDOS required it.  As I recall at one time the
MSDOS boot sequence required exactly one partition to have the
bootable flag.  But if you are booting with grub or another modern
bootstraping loader and then it is booting the Linux kernel then I
don't think anything actually looks at that flag.  If it does then it
would probably be very BIOS version dependent with some doing it and
others ignoring it.  YMMV.


Ah, well, in that case, I'll ignore it. Thanks!

Kent West<*)))><
Praise Yah! \o/

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