Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


  Search this Thread
Old 08-21-2004, 07:02 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Slackware 10.2
Posts: 75

Rep: Reputation: 15
Install Grub/Lilo at the First Sector of the Boot Partition??

i have / boot at sda1,
/ at sda2

I would like to install Grub / Lilo at the first sector of the boot partition.
Where is the first sector of the boot partition? /boot or / ?
i know MBR is located at sda.
Old 08-21-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
The boot partition is the partition where /boot is located. That could be the root partition ("/") but if as in you case it is on a seperate partition that's the one you want. So it's /dev/sda1 for you.
Old 08-21-2004, 10:35 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Distribution: RH 5.0,5.1 6.0,6.1 7.0,7.1,7.2,7.3.,8.0,9.0, RH Enterprise, Fedora C1, C2
Posts: 1,216

Rep: Reputation: 45
I was aware that MBR is not on any hardrive...that is why it is the "master boot record" and not the first partition of the first hardrive, like /boot is.
If you don't want to have problem with dual booting, then you must install in MBR, and not in /boot. As a matter of fact, you don't even need /boot at all...just skip making that partition and use the MBR.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installed GRUB on MBR or First Sector of boot zillah Fedora 6 06-16-2005 12:46 PM
GRUB trashed Win2K Boot Sector. AHH! penguinlnx Linux - Software 3 04-22-2005 07:21 AM
How to grub-install to the 1st sector of /boot? subaruwrx Linux - General 2 09-23-2004 02:52 PM
MBR and First Sector of Boot Partition. mrpc_cambodia Red Hat 1 08-25-2004 02:58 AM
trouble install boot loader grub or lilo tilley Linux - Software 10 10-24-2003 05:13 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration