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Old 10-28-2005, 12:25 PM   #1
tdxloki
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GRUB MBR /boot and 1024-cylinder limit


I am trying to setup windows xp and fc4 on a sony notebook.

As I understand, the BIOS looks to the MBR, the MBR knows where to find GRUB, and GRUB will look for /boot. So if this is correct, I let GRUB control the MBR and there should be no worry about the "/boot" partition beyond the 1024-cylinder limit or say at 20 gig since the MBR is most definitly within the limit.

Thanks for any explainations.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
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The newer versions of GRUB don't have this Cylinder Limit problem.
 
Old 10-28-2005, 01:20 PM   #3
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You got it. I've got Mandriva's /boot partition on hdb7 starting at around the sixty gig mark. Windows is on hda1, ububtu hda2 starting at around the 40 gig mark.
 
  


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