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Old 11-09-2008, 09:40 AM   #1
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Arrow master boot record


Does linux uses concept of MASTER BOOT RECORD and VOLUME BOOT SECTOR
to load the OS on to memory just like windows 2000???????????
 
Old 11-09-2008, 09:48 AM   #2
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http://louboldt.com/ilinuxpart.htm#mbr
 
Old 11-09-2008, 09:58 AM   #3
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Any normal "PC" uses the MBR---it is the BIOS that hands control to the first sector of the first hard drive (MBR) (after maybe trying the floppy and/or CD).

By "Volume boot sector" I assume you mean the first sector of a partition. I think different OSes use this differently.

Google will find many useful things on this topic---my paltry understanding is the link below in my sig. (Booting and Grub)
 
  


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