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Re: BIOS hibernation destroying grub on mbr

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: BIOS hibernation destroying grub on mbr
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 06:17:23 +0900
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At Fri, 14 Mar 2003 11:47:15 +0100,
mi wrote:
> But anyway, it's an explanation why grub was damaged, here on a dell inspiron 
> 5000 after bios-hibernating. The hibernation partition, created with cfdisk + 
> lphdisk, was the very first one, a primary.

How did you create the hibernation partition? Before or after
installing GRUB?

Also, which version of GRUB did you use?

> Who was it, grub, or the BIOS, requesting me to insert the 'correct 
> originally HD' when i booted the damaged one ?

Probably BIOS.

> And about Grub, why is there "free space" after the mbr ?  At least in this 
> case, it seems, there wasn't !

Some free space is usually present. If lphdisk doesn't reserve one
track before the first partition, lphdisk should be blamed.

> And why don't other bootloaders use it also, then ? ( Perhaps for that reason 
> ?)

Several boot loaders and disk utilities use it, actually. For example,
GAG uses it.


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