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Let me see if I've got this partitioning and boot junk down pat. Two images will help here: True or False? *MBR resides in the very beginning of the hard ...
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- 10-25-2006 #1
Let me get this straight [images included]
True or False?
*MBR resides in the very beginning of the hard drive irrespective of the # of primary or extended partitions. There is only one mbr. It only exists on the ACTIVE primary partition - which is the FIRST partition on a HD.
*users can run xp and linux on the same harddrive, called multi-booting. They can use either NTLDR or GRUB on the mbr, but one of them must be on the mbr.
*If GRUB is on the mbr, default to load is linux --->can this be changed? In this case, NTLDR needs to be (where)?
*If NTLDR is on the mrb, default to load is windows --->can this be changed? In this case, GRUB needs to be in the boot section (boot sector) of the partition with LINUX installed. The "/" partition.
edit: hope you like my drawrings
- 10-25-2006 #2*If GRUB is on the mbr, default to load is linux. In this case, NTLDR needs to be (where)?
- 10-30-2006 #3