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Re: [PATCH] Improve documentation of BIOS installation

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve documentation of BIOS installation
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 16:10:54 +0100
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On 29/03/11 16:12, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 02:11:45PM +0100, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>> On 29/03/11 13:40, Colin Watson wrote:
>>> +(called by
>>> +various names, such as the "boot track", "MBR gap", or "embedding area", 
>>> and
>>> +which is usually at least 31 KiB),
>> Maybe mention the original name/reason; "DOS compatibility region"
> Vladimir's reaction was that a casual reader might think "Huh?  What
> does this have to do with compatibility".  Do you have a reference for
> this being the original name?

No. I was basing this on terminology used in fdisk docs,
and on the original reason for the presence of this gap.
The "compatibility" refers to DOS being compatible with the disk layout,
as detailed at the link below.

>> I'll link to this node from
>> when it appears on line.
> You might like to link to (or contribute to!)
> as well, in the
> context of your document.

I'll add both links.


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