Reconfigure to boot from extended partition?

Derek Broughton news at
Mon Aug 27 17:32:40 UTC 2007

NoOp wrote:

> On 08/27/2007 09:38 AM, Rashkae wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
> [snip]
>> The drive your bios boots from is always hd0 to grub.  If you plan on
>> removing the Windows drive often, I would switch them around so Linux is
>> always on Drive 0 and windows is on drive 1.  (This will require a minor
>> edit to the /boot/grub/menu.lst file for Windows to boot.), but if Linux
>> is on hda and windows on hdb, then you will no longer have to edit the
>> boot options when you want to boot Ubuntu with the Windows drive removed.
> Thanks! That makes sense.

All that said (and correctly), I think you might actually have been asking
about the "bootable" flag on the partition table, and afaik it's completely
irrelevant to Linux - only Windows cares about that flag.

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