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Re: GRUB and that "other" OS...

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: GRUB and that "other" OS...
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 07:51:19 +0900
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At Thu, 18 Apr 2002 17:16:47 +0200,
Jochen Hoenicke wrote:
> This sounds bad.  Grub normally doesn't overwrite the first part 
> (BPB) of the bootsector, which contains information necessary to 
> access the drive. Only the boot code is overwritten.

That's true for FAT12 and FAT16, but not for FAT32. They changed the
format and (more importantly) the size of BPB.


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