Re: partitions - primary vs logical and bootability
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- Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 02:06:14 -0500
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At Sat, 10 Nov 2012 16:09:36 -0600,
Charles Blair wrote:
> I am trying to set up a dual-boot windows 7 / wheezy.
Can you install grub2 to the MBR and have it boot both debian and
MSWindows? This worked fine to dual-boot WinXP.
> As I understand it, / must be bootable, which seems to mean it must
> be a primary partition.
AFAIK, an MBR-installed grub doesn't care about partition boot flags.
Only if you have a DOS MBR and grub installed to a PARTITION does the
boot flag matter.
Grub2 should be able to handle / and /boot on a logical partition.
Actually, I prefer to use LVM rather than individual partitions, and
grub2 CAN load kernels from an LVM / or /boot.