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Re: What On Earth Did I do?

Le 06/05/2017 à 05:59, Felix Miata a écrit :

The primary purpose of a boot flag is to be found by
DOS/Windows/legacy-compatible MBR code, which can only make use of it if found
on a primary partition that also contains a bootable filesystem or other
bootloader code in the partition's PBR.

A secondary purpose of a boot flag is for legacy operating systems to determine
which primary partition is to be assigned a drive letter.

Another purpose of a boot flag is to allow booting with broken BIOS which require that the boot disk has a partition table which defines a primary partition with the boot flag.

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