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Re: Removing grub *WITHOUT* using other OS'es. Was: ...Removing Grub (

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Removing grub *WITHOUT* using other OS'es. Was: ...Removing Grub (Again)
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 16:43:45 +0900
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At Fri, 5 Apr 2002 12:39:23 +0530 (IST),
Kingsly John wrote:
> No. None of the M$FT OSes use the MBR to store the bootloader.. it's
> always stored in the first sector of the partition that the OS is
> installed in. (I don't know about WinXP but I guess the same holds true
> for XP too ... embracing and extending the MBR is not part of Bill's Big
> Picture for M$FT IMO! :-)

Well, who loads Windows if it doesn't use the MBR?

I think your confusion comes from the ambiguous term
"bootloader". Windows uses two boot loaders. One of them is installed
in a MBR, while the other is installed into a partition. The former is
resposible for transferring control to the latter.

And, what "fdisk /mbr" does is to install the former but not the
latter, IIRC. If you want to install the latter, "sys c:" or something
is necessary.


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