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Old 01-07-2002, 01:58 PM   #1
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A small partitioning confusion


Is MBR same as the boot sector of /dev/hda1?
 
Old 01-07-2002, 02:16 PM   #2
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Well, Master Boot Record is different from your Linux /boot if that is what your asking... ?
 
Old 01-07-2002, 02:47 PM   #3
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Well,

I have a Windows 98, 2K dualboot. As usual, it uses NT boot loader to boot into either of these two.

Now, when I install Linux, I install LILO on MBR. One of the boot
options in lilo.conf is /dev/hda1 which is will be used to boot into
Windows. But when I boot into windows using LILO, I get the
familiar NT boot loader menu. My question is why does this happen.
If I installed LILO in MBR, why does NT boot loader still exist
where does it exist. Instead of booting directly into WIndows 98,
why does LILO boot NT boot loader?

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To simplify:
Is boot sector of /dev/hda1 same as MBR?

Last edited by concoran; 01-07-2002 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 02:52 PM   #4
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the nt bootloader lives inside hda1 in your case, and on a standard windwos system, the MBR will just push the system to the bootable partition as defined in dos fdisk. so they are two separate things. lilo is in the mbr, and on selecting windows, it goes to hda1, abnd the boot sector of that partition is then processed, resulting in the pants nt loader.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 02:59 PM   #5
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Got it... Thanks,
 
  


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