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Old 01-01-2010, 11:26 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by amani View Post
or use any of parted magic cd or system rescue cd for the purpose.
I do use these although one thing I find very handy with the Acronis bootable CDs is the disk editor, to actually inspect the disk afterwards. Is there a similar utility in the Linux world? (Silly question of course!)
Old 01-05-2010, 08:52 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by vigi View Post
This should explain it:
LILO can install itself in two places on your hard drive: the Partition boot sector -pbr, or the mbr of the hard drive.
It will not work on a separate partion like grub will. If it is the only OS it must be in mbr.

On bootup your Bios will chain to the mbr and run the bootstrap program(lilo or other) that will load your operating system.
Thank you. That answered my question.

Originally Posted by onebuck View Post
You need a bootloader on the 'MBR' for this to work. You can place a bootloader on the 'MBR' that can be chainloaded to other loaders on the respective superblock. A superblock is a segment of metadata describing the filesystem on a block device. This is one of the means that a user would utilize to have multiple OS on a machine.
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