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Re: Apologies WAS: [tlug] new computer configuration

On Thu, Jun 27, 2002 at 09:12:17AM -0700, nitin kakkar wrote:
>  Pardon me for my ignorance, but AFAIK there was option to create only two kinds of partitions
>    Primary  or extended.
>   I can't seems to boot any os from extended partition, I know for sure Win98 & Linux needs their bootstrap from primary partitions, and I didn't know about others.

You're mistaken. Linux has no need for primary partitions at all. There
is a restriction, however, on where the boot kernel can be located: the
partition containing it must be entirely within the first 1024 cylinders
of the hard disk. That used to mean 1GB, but maybe modern BIOSes and LBA 
have raised that limit a bit--I haven't been keeping up with that stuff

Matt Gushee
Englewood, Colorado, USA

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